dielectric or conductive material applied to the glass substrate by vacuum deposition
NOTE Coatings applied to the external face of the coverglass is termed the 'front surface coating'. Coatings applied to the internal face of the glass substrate to be bonded to the solar cell is termed the 'rear surface coating'. Commonly used coatings include:
- single-layer anti-reflection coating,
- multi-layer anti-reflection coating,
- ultraviolet reflector,
- infrared reflector, and
- conductive coating.