Encapsulation of solar modules needs high-transparent solar glass. Antireflection (AR) coatings are usually deposited on solar glass to further improve transmission through suppression of Fresnel reflection at the interface of air and glass. Because the solar modules face the severe external environments during outdoor application, the AR coatings must be of not only high transparency, but also stability and scratch resistance. We dedicate to develop various AR coatings by studying the optical, mechanical properties, and durability. The work we have done is reviewed and the perspective on technology and application of novel AR coatings is presented.

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