AUO Introduces Self-Cleaning Smart Module

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) has developed the Smart Module, a photovoltaic module featuring a layer of thin film coated on the surface that is designed to reduce reflection and increase both ray transmission and the module's power generation. The product will be formally unveiled at the upcoming Intersolar conference in Munich, Germany.

The thin-film coating also features a self-cleaning ability to dissolve foreign particles on the PV module, thereby keeping the surface of the PV module clean, the company notes. According to AUO, a PV system using the Smart Module during the initial operation can increase power generation by about 3%; three months after installation, the power generation can increase by about 4%.

AU Optronics Corp.: (832) 678-3610

SOURCE: AU Optronics Corp.

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