Yingli Green Energy (Yingli Solar) announced at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2015) that innovative CleanARC® anti-reflective (AR) glass coating is now available on all Yingli product lines. Yingli, CleanARC® coating enables panels to generate more energy over time while simultaneously reducing cleaning requirements, creating additional project values.
Developed by California-based Enki Technology, the coats’ high resistance to abrasion and environmental degradation make Yingli's CleanARC® coated solar panels ideal for project sites with harsh environmental conditions such as sandstorms, sea mist, high humidity, and extreme temperature fluctuations. CleanARC® coated solar panels can also reduce operations and maintenance expenses because the coating's structure and hydrophobic properties enable more effective self-cleaning than conventional AR coatings.
"Glass coatings are a deceptively simple component that creates long-term financial implications for solar project owners. Extensive lab and field testing demonstrates the clear advantage of multi-functional CleanARC® coatings in challenging operational environments," commented Kevin Kopczynski, Chief Executive Officer of Enki Technology.
"It is extremely promising that our new CleanARC® coated solar panels have already spurred project development in areas where solar adoption has been constrained by harsh climates. By driving innovation across all PV technology components, from cells to AR coating, we are making solar power a pragmatic clean energy solution everywhere the sun shines," commented Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli Green Energy.