Adding Color to the Solar Industry
to the Solar Industry
Colour treated glass for photovoltaic (PV) and thermal panel applications involves the application of highly efficient and environmentally friendly nanotechnology surface treatments optimized for solar energy (photovoltaic and thermal). No pigments, dyes, paint or screen printing are used with Kromatix™ so that the colour does not fade out with the passage of time or due to sun exposure. Treatment of the outer glass surface results in diffused reflection. This prevents glare effects and reinforces the masking effect of the solar devices technical parts, further enhancing panel aesthetics.
Kromatix™ and Solar Panel Performance
The IFT Certified Kromatix™ Solar Glass is available in various colours. There are no paints nor tints used to colour the glass therefore it remains stable with time and sun exposure and thanks to the unique Kromatix™ technology average transmittance is between 80% and 90% colour depended. The coloured solar glass is produced in various dimensions and thicknesses, can be processed in the same way as standard solar glass in order to fit the customer production process.
Kromatix™ PV Modules
A multi-layered coating is deposited on the inner glass surface by low pressure plasma processes. Its constitutive materials are exclusively characterized by high solar transmittance, minimal absorption and high durability. No pigments or dyes are used so that the color does not fade out with the passage of time or due to sun exposure.
The colored appearance results from the reflection of a narrow spectral band in the visible part of the solar spectrum. The rest of the solar radiation is transmitted to the solar panel to be converted into energy. The colored coating stacks are optimized to offer the best values between color intensity and solar panel efficiency.
SwissINSO can deliver Kromatix™ complete coloured solar PV Modules in various sizes and thicknesses.
Kromatix™ is currently available in ten colours:
- Dark Grey GT-380
- Grey GT-350
- Light Grey GT-410
- Blue GT-215
- Bluish-Green GT-800
- Green GT-860
- Bronze GT-430
- Brass GT-470
- Gold GT-100
- Orange GT-550
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The colours of nature all around us are produced by different aspects of the interaction of light with matter. The most common is light interacting with coloured pigments and dyes which absorb and reflect certain light wavelengths. Colour has however sometimes a purely physical origin as created by diffraction or interference of light. It is a known fact that many butterflies obtain their colour thanks to interference phenomena.
Applying this technique to solar glass a good compromise has to be found, as the higher the reflectance, the lower the transmittance and the energetic performance of the solar device on which the coloured glass cover is installed. This is why the colour changes as the angle changes.
Kromatix™ is currently available in ten colours, KX-GT-380 (Dark-Grey), KX-GT-360 (Grey), KX-GT-410 (a lighter Grey), KX-GT-860 (Green), KX-GT-800 (Bluish-Green), KX-GT-215 (Blue), KX-GT-430 (Bronze), KX-GT-470 (Brass), KX-GT-100 (Gold), KX-GT-550 (Orange).
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