We see a future powered by sustainable energy with a starring role for solar – and that future is in our lifetime. By 2050 it could be that 25- 50% of the world’s energy is delivered by solar. At Covestro we are more focused than ever on how to get there – through in-depth research and applied technology development that will deliver new material solutions in both the short and long-term. And all in close cooperation with our partners.
Our goal is simple: to make clean, solar energy a reality for all.
At Covestro that means putting our science-based innovation engine to work, developing materials and technologies that further lower the LCOE. We strive to create profitable products that are measurably better for our planet and its people compared with the mainstream solutions.
Who we are and what drives us
Increasing numbers of people want a different, better world – more sustainable, healthier, more efficient. We want to help realize this brighter world, by combining sustainability and added value. To achieve that we put the circular economy at the heart of what we do.
With major research & development (R&D) centers in both Europe and Asia, staffed by some of the brightest minds in the industry, we use the large and diverse pool of organizational knowledge. And apply it to fast-growing industries such as solar.
Put more power into your PV modules
From Anti-Reflective to Retrofit Coating Services, our solar innovations boost performance and decrease the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) – wherever in the world you may be.
Use our Anti-Soiling calculator
Our Anti-Soiling Coating for PV modules operating in harsh, dry climates is proven to increase power gain by 3% versus uncoated glass (in flash tests). But there is more: modules treated with this coating soil less quickly and are easier to clean. By reducing the soiling rate the modules can maintain their optimal performance for longer, while reducing the number of cleaning cycles, and the amount of labor and consumables needed to clean solar installations. Of course, every PV park is unique, which is why we have launched an online calculation tool for project developers and PV park owners looking to increase performance and the internal rate of return (IRR). Simply input basic information including the park size, cleaning costs, soiling rate and electricity price – and we will provide you with an estimate of potential savings.
We even offer a more advanced version of the tool offline – one that provides a more detailed estimate; you just need to provide more information. Contact us to find out more, and our team will be delighted to help you build a business case for tackling soiling and dirt.
Introducing the ‘zero waste’ test site
What could encapsulate the spirit of solar technology more than a solar park generating maximum power from the sun, which is built on wasteland that uses minimal natural resources?
This is exactly what we have achieved through a unique cooperation with NaGa Solar and Chemelot at the Louisegroeve solar park on the Chemelot site in the southern Netherlands. Not only does the site preserve valuable agricultural land, it is proving to be an invaluable independent test site for the next generation of solar materials and our technology (evaluated by the Fraunhofer Institute)