New Tripoli, PA, July 24, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- SolarPA has developed a coating comprised of nanomaterials that can be sprayed on to solar panels or cells, increasing the efficiency by up to 15%, which will increase the electricity output up to 15%. The coating is named NanoCoat.
The title of the Kickstarter entry is “Spray-on Coating Will Increase Solar Panel Output 15%” https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1740748185/spray-on-coating-will-increase-solar-panel-output
Increasing the efficiency by 15% means that the output of the panels will increase by approximately 15%. Alternatively for individuals or companies planning an installation, approximately 15% less panels would be required for the same output. This means less panels need to be purchased, a cost savings, as well as reduced number of panels on a roof or solar farm, saving valuable real estate.
This work was researched and developed at a leading engineering university in Pennsylvania and a leading university in Texas, culminating after 3 years of R&D.
This results in increased output of existing solar panels already installed on a roof or solar farm. It can also be used by solar panel companies during manufacturing.
NanoCoat eliminates the need for a Tracking System because refraction and bending of light impinging on the coated solar panel simulates the action of the Tracking System.
The coating process is simple. Just put in a standard garden sprayer, aim, and spray, as shown in the picture below. This can be done on panels installed on a roof, on the ground, or even in a large solar farm.
NanoCoat is a mixture of proprietary, patented nanocrystals mixed with a polymer that is dissolved in a non-harmful solvent.
The coating process needs to be fool-proof so that the user can form a thin, uniform coating over the entire panel using simple equipment such as an air compressor or garden sprayer. Too much and it runs.