Yingli Green Energy announced a partnership with WattGlass, a provider of anti-reflection (AR) and anti-soiling (AS) coating for module glass.
Both companies have been working over the past twelve months to demonstrate leading performance and reliability metrics.
WattGlass is an awardee of SunShot , a collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to drive innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade.
Through SunShot, the Energy Department supports efforts by private companies, universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour.
The WattGlass coating virtually eliminates reflection, glare, and fogging on glass and other transparent materials using a proprietary nanoparticle coating.
The partnership combines Yingli’s world class manufacturing expertise with WattGlass’ award winning technology and will result in a pilot demonstration in 2018, the company said in a statement.
“The SunShot award has enabled us to complete all the necessary testing to go-to-market and we are thrilled to be working with Yingli,” said Corey Thompson, CEO of WattGlass.
“The WattGlass coating will provide an immediate advantage over competing technologies and the Yingli team is world-class at moving technologies from the lab to full-scale manufacturing,” Thompson added.