Linde Gases, together with LiSEC, has launched S-COAT, an anti-reflection solar glass coating technology designed to increase light transmission values and resultant energy yields of solar modules.

The companies have developed the technology to deliver light transmission gains of approximately 3% compared to identical glass substrates without such a coating.

The S-COAT coating process comprises applying a specially developed water-based chemical mixture onto the glass surface using an inert gas spraying technology, and results in a glass surface finish of controlled porosity, maximising light transmission.

According to the company, it can be installed into existing glass processing lines and operates at speeds up to 15 metres per minute. After the coating is applied, the glass sheets are toughened to create a highly damage and wear-resistant finish for the solar module.