Title

Design of a Nanoparticle Transparent Coating with Selective Spectral Reflection for Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Presenting Author Name/s

Michael Fishburn

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hani Elsayed-Ali

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Power and Energy

Description/Abstract

Market appeal for photovoltaic panels in the architecture and construction industry can be improved by achieving a range of selective reflected spectra from the panel. Layers of silica nanoparticles of different sizes may be needed to achieve the range of desired colors while maintaining transparency for the remaining spectra into the photovoltaic panel. Four methods to apply these layers are being researched to include application by spray, rollers, spin deposition and dip evaporation onto microscope slides in the initial phase. Spectrophotometry tests below the ultraviolet spectrum is being used to measure the transmittance and reflected spectra. In the final phase, a variety of photovoltaic devices will be tested to test the energy produced from a standard light before and after coating application. Other successful methods exist to fabricate photovoltaic panels with a desired color; however, the architectural industry require an approach that is economical and suitable for photovoltaic panels that are already installed.

In the current results, layers of silica nanoparticles have achieved two different colors. Spray application of nanoparticles layers onto a surface is easily achieved; however, further research is needed to refine this method and achieve uniform colors from the reflection of the coating. A Meyer rod is also used to roll on the solution of nanoparticles, ethyl alcohol and polyvinyl. The design work is performed at the Old Dominion University Norfolk campus and the Applied Research Center of Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, Virginia. Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, Old Dominion University and Face International Corporation jointly fund this project.

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Design of a Nanoparticle Transparent Coating with Selective Spectral Reflection for Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Market appeal for photovoltaic panels in the architecture and construction industry can be improved by achieving a range of selective reflected spectra from the panel. Layers of silica nanoparticles of different sizes may be needed to achieve the range of desired colors while maintaining transparency for the remaining spectra into the photovoltaic panel. Four methods to apply these layers are being researched to include application by spray, rollers, spin deposition and dip evaporation onto microscope slides in the initial phase. Spectrophotometry tests below the ultraviolet spectrum is being used to measure the transmittance and reflected spectra. In the final phase, a variety of photovoltaic devices will be tested to test the energy produced from a standard light before and after coating application. Other successful methods exist to fabricate photovoltaic panels with a desired color; however, the architectural industry require an approach that is economical and suitable for photovoltaic panels that are already installed.

In the current results, layers of silica nanoparticles have achieved two different colors. Spray application of nanoparticles layers onto a surface is easily achieved; however, further research is needed to refine this method and achieve uniform colors from the reflection of the coating. A Meyer rod is also used to roll on the solution of nanoparticles, ethyl alcohol and polyvinyl. The design work is performed at the Old Dominion University Norfolk campus and the Applied Research Center of Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, Virginia. Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, Old Dominion University and Face International Corporation jointly fund this project.