We see a future powered by sustainable energy with starring role for solar – and it’s in our lifetime. In fact, by 2050 it could be possible that 25- 50% of the world’s energy is delivered by solar. At Covestro we’re more focused than ever on how to get there – through in-depth research and applied technology development that will bring new innovative material solutions in both the short and long-term. And all in close cooperation with our partners.
At Covestro that means putting our science-based innovation engine to work developing materials and technologies that further lower the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). We strive to create profitable products and innovations that have a measurably better on our planet and its people than the mainstream solutions.
Our Anti-Soiling coating for PV modules in harsh, dry climates is proven to increase power gain by 3% versus uncoated glass (in flash tests). But there is more: Modules treated with this coating soil less quickly and are easier to clean. By reducing the soiling rate the modules can maintain their optimal performance for longer, while reducing the number of cleaning cycles, labor and consumables needed to clean solar installations. Of course, every PV park is unique, which is why we’ve launched an online calculation tool for project developers and PV park owners looking to increase performance and IRR. Simply input basic information like park size, cleaning costs, soiling rate and electricity price – and we’ll provide you with an estimate of potential savings.
We even offer a more advanced version of the tool offline - that provides a more detailed estimate; you just need to provide more information. To find out more, contact us and our team will be delighted to help you build a business case for tackling soiling and dirt.
What could encapsulate the spirit of solar technology more than a solar park built on wasteland that uses minimal natural resources while generating maximum power from the sun?
This is exactly what Covestro has achieved through a unique cooperation with NaGa Solar and Chemelot at the Louisegroeve solar park on the Chemelot site in the southern Netherlands. Not only does the site preserve valuable agricultural land, it’s proving to be an invaluable independent test site (evaluated by the Fraunhofer Institute) for the next generation of solar materials and technology from Covestro.
And discover how we can help you boost solar power.