The aim of this Lambda-sponsored project conducted at Cranfield University was to study nanoparticle agglomeration in our photoluminescent coating and to continue performing research into different coating formulations.
- Lambda Stretch Ltd has developed a coating for the glass in new build photovoltaic (PV) panels which optimises the incident light spectrum to increase electrical output by up to 10%.
- The market for PV panels and PV panel glass is $40b and $3b respectively, and even an incremental improvement in output has significant economic impact in an industry for which performance has been largely stagnant for decades.
- The results obtained are encouraging in proving the fundamental feasibility of Lambda's technology. The results bring them closer to their next technical milestone which is to obtain a prototype delivering an increase in output of 5%.
- Funded by IMAGE programme which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund
Impact of our research
On the back of this excellent work, Lambda is raising more funds from angel investors to allow the company to develop its next generation prototype. Lambda is commencing its own dedicated prototyping at the Nanoscience Centre in Cambridge, which builds upon the outputs from the IMAGE project. Lambda is also funding a new project with Cranfield to investigate the impact of anti-reflective coating and alternative deposition techniques.
Why the research was commissioned
The aim of this project was to study nanoparticle agglomeration in Lambda Stretch Ltd's photoluminescent coating and to continue performing research into different coating formulations.