SiO2/TiO2 Antireflective Coatings With Photocatalytic Properties Prepared by Sol–Gel for Solar Glass Covers

@inproceedings{Vicente2012SiO2TiO2AC,
  title={SiO2/TiO2 Antireflective Coatings With Photocatalytic Properties Prepared by Sol–Gel for Solar Glass Covers},
  author={Gema San Vicente and Alfredo M. Morales and Natalija German and Santiago Tom{\'a}s P{\'e}rez Su{\'a}rez and Benigno S{\'a}nchez},
  year={2012}
}
The glass covers of solar systems are usually coated with antireflective (AR) coatings on both sides that allow to increase the efficiency of the whole system. At the same time, the accumulation of dust and dirt particles on the surface of the AR coated glass decreases the transmittance of the covers, even to values lower than the uncoated glass. This decrease in the cover transmittance reduces the solar radiation that reaches the absorber and, in this way, a decrease in the solar plant… CONTINUE READING