Optimization of Spectrally-Selective Coatings for Solar Absorbers

  1. Dr. K. Grassie2,
  2. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff3,
  3. Prof. Dr. G. Wegner4,
  4. Prof. Dr. J. Hausselt5 and
  5. Prof. Dr. H. Hanselka6
  1. Zorica Crnjak Orel and
  2. Marta Klanjs̆ek Gunde

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607420.ch41

Functional Materials, Volume 13

Functional Materials, Volume 13

How to Cite

Crnjak Orel, Z. and Klanjs̆ek Gunde, M. (2000) Optimization of Spectrally-Selective Coatings for Solar Absorbers, in Functional Materials, Volume 13 (eds K. Grassie, E. Teuckhoff, G. Wegner, J. Hausselt and H. Hanselka), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607420.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Philips Forschungslaboratorium, Postfach 500145, 52085 Aachen, Germany

  2. 3

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

  3. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  4. 5

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76201 Karlsruhe, Germany

  5. 6

    Institut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39160 Magdeburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302543

Online ISBN: 9783527607426



  • functional materials;
  • spectrally-selective coatings for solar absorbers;
  • optimization


In this article, our many-years research in this field is discussed and some new results are presented. Applying the KM theory together with some exact optical theories, the behavior of solar energy flux inside the coating system was analyzed. These results were the great help in defining the optimal PVC from the optical point of view: preparation of paint from higher PVC does not necessarily show the best covering efficiency in the UV-VIS spectral region. Low PVC is beneficial in transparency needed in the IR spectral region and for better adhesion properties. With suitably low PVC the price of solar collector is also reduced.