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Anti Glare Solar Panel

Many businesses are looking for ways that allow them to take more control over solar energy production. Industrial customers investing in solar energy are looking to keep their future energy bills under their own control, as well contributing to environmental protection. This has made solar energy popular around the world.

Solar panels are widely used by different industries. While the benefits of solar are many, there have been issues of visual distress such as flash blindness and veiling. The risk of an ocular impact is a concern for locations such as airports, where pilots, tower personnel and even military personnel can be disturbed by a glint or glare from the solar arrays. This has started to become a barrier towards the efficient implementation of solar.

 

 

Possible solution(s)

The way out this issue is technology-based – a layer of the anti-reflective (AR) film is coated on the glass of a PV solar panel which improves the panel’s transmittance by reducing the reflectance on the surface of the glass. However, the life of AR coating is limited because of natural corrosion and cleaning of panels.

Another efficient option to reduce reflection is by texturing the surface to make the glass anti-glare. The anti-glare glass roughness is higher than that of the normal glass. When the diffusion effect is increased, some of the reflective light can be transferred into transmitted light, which makes it efficient for power generation, even on cloudy days.

The outcome

Anti-glare solar panels can prevent light pollution across:

  • Airports
  • Military Areas
  • Low Rooftop/ground-mounted solar power plant adjacent to high-rises

How we are changing the scenario

All PV panels with Vikram Solar can be customized to the anti-glare version as it is the AR film that is the key here. Once the panel is coated, the anti-glare glass greatly decreases the light intensity, and there is no stimulation to the human eye, making it a smart option for projects near airports or similar locations with strict anti-glare requirements.

14 Responses

  1. Hello,

    Metaplasco MADAGASCAR is a company working in the supply and installation of solar systems.

    1 – We want to know if you have photovoltaic modules monocrystallines of low luminance of reflected ray, with dark aluminum frame or without frame.
    This project is close to an airport and we are looking for solar panels that may not dazzle the pilots of planes.
    Could you give us a quotation for 72 kWp if you have panels with more than 300 Wp per unit.

    2 – We would like also to know if you have a set of tools for cleaning photovoltaic panels: a high pressure cleaner, 2 flexible garden hoses of 20m in length, 10 brushes with two rotating discs, 10 brushes with a rotating disc, 5 lances telescopic, etc.
    Could you please quote us at the CIF price for two lots.

    Thank you

    Best Regards,
    Tokary RAJAOARISOA
    +261 34 02 213 84
    https://fr-fr.facebook.com/solarlandMadagascar
    http://www.metaplasco.com/

  2. Pls kindly send us data sheet of Solar Modul with anti Glair, cap min 300Wp. we are participating a bid for airports in Indonesia. Is it possible to provide support letter ?

    Appreciate your prompt response. Thank you.

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