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Title:
 
Anti-Glare Effect of Deeply Textured Cover Glasses for Solar Modules for Installations Close to Airports and Heliports
 
Author(s):
 
M. Schiavoni, P. Gayout, M. Berard, W.A. Nositschka, D. Neumann, D. Nicklas
 
Keywords:
 
Reliability, Optical Properties, Texturisation, Texturization, PV Module
 
Topic:
 
COMPONENTS FOR PV SYSTEMS
Subtopic: PV Modules
Event: 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4AV.4.17
 
Pages:
 
3069 - 3072
ISBN: 3-936338-33-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-4AV.4.17
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper, poster
 

Abstract/Summary:


In this work we show that deeply textured glass covers can solve an important issue which is the risk of glare due to sunlight reflection on PV modules. We introduce a quantitative measure of glare as the luminance value in the brightest direction and we observe that SGGAlbarino P glass covers allow a reduction of more than 2 orders of magnitude compared to reference smoothly textured cover glasses, from more than one million cd/m² to less than ten thousand cd/m². The physical explanation of this extremely efficient anti-glare property of SGGAlbarino P is to be found in its surface topography which shows both a very broad slope distribution and a randomized aspect.