Materials science company Royal DSM has opened a manufacturing plant for KhepriCoat anti-reflective glass coating at its Chemelot site, in Geleen, the Netherlands.

It said the need for an additional coating supply is a direct result of the growing market for solar energy.

KhepriCoat anti-reflective glass coating is an IP protected product, developed by the DSM Innovation Center.

The coating is primarily targeted at solar applications. The coating – a thin nano porous layer with a thickness of approximately 100 – 150nm – is applied on the cover glass of solar modules and reduces the reflection of sunlight.

The result is an increase in the energy output of these modules by up to 4%.