A high-performance coating for solar cells has been developed by the South Korean firm representatives that enhances a solar panel’s power generation capacity by 5 percent. They will be in Kolkota soon to explain the technology to the Indian photovoltaic module manufacturers.
The managing director of the West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDC), Mr. SP Gon Chaudhuri expressed that the Japan-based Kenko Corporation and Chem-Well Co Ltd had recently met him to explain the new technology to him in detail and that they have already provided this technology to the panel manufacturers in countries like US, Japan, Germany and want to enter the Indian market.
Mr. Chaudhuri also said that this kind of technology will immensely boost the industry to generate more solar power as it would help in generating more renewable energy without using any extra natural resources. He explained that the coating will actually be a kind of spray on the solar panels. Once sprayed, the absorption capacity of the solar panel and the power generation capacity increases by 5% as it activates one of the core materials of the solar cells. It means if a solar panel is generating 200 watts of solar power, with this coating it will generate 210 watts of solar power, and the total cost of the material too is nominal.
The importation of this technology can be a big booster in the development of the renewable energy in the country as the Center is launching the National Solar Mission in November. This mission is a part of the National Action Plan on climate change which will be formally launched in November. It already has target of 20,000 MW solar power generation with an investment of Rs. 200,000 Million that is required for the manufacture of poly silicon which acts as a raw material in solar power generation.