Solar PVSelf-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

nanoShell Solar PV

A nano coating with hydrophobic and self-cleaning properties for photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal panels. The coating's self-cleaning glass effect stops dust and bird faeces from sticking to PV panels, keeping them clean, maintaining their efficiency, ensuring the maximum amount of electricity is produced. The hydrophobic properties repel water more quickly than uncoated “self-cleaning glass" as found on typical PV panels. This makes cells treated with the Solar Panel Coating more efficient during inclement weather.

"...truly fantastic effect..."

Commercial Client, Kent

Coating Description

  • A nano coating for Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal panels with self-cleaning glass and hydrophobic properties
  • An invisible coating which prevents dirt, algae and bird fouling from adhering to glass
  • Anti-wetting and self-cleaning glass properties improve PV efficiency in inclement weather
  • Drastically reduced cleaning frequencies
  • Clear, colourless liquid
  • Frost resistant 
  • Contains alcohol for a durable Solar Panel Coatings
  • Can be applied from -25 °C to +80 °C

Coating Benefits

The easy-to-apply, self-cleaning, hydrophobic solar panel coating...

  • Lasts up to 5 years – self-cleaning glass effect keeps PV clean longer, maintaining  efficiency and greatly reducing the need for expensive cleaning
  • Improves PV efficiency in inclement weather leading to more electricity being produced.
  • Repels the water more quickly than non-coated hydrophilic surfaces such as the “self-cleaning” glass installed with typical PV panels
  • Is resistant to salty air
  • Reduces the growth of micro-organisms and bacteria
  • Prevents bird fouling and tree sap from sticking to the surface
  • Dust and dirt are washed away with rainwater
  • Can be applied in sunlight
  • Reduces cleaning frequency saving energy, time and cost

nanoShell Solar PV provides a non-stick, invisible performance coating using advanced silane coupling agents and the purest silicate particles to provide a long lasting durable layer of protection. PV cells' glass surfaces will no longer need regular cleaning, water and debris will no longer stick on the surface. 

Applications and Uses

nanoShell's self-cleaning Solar Panel Coatings are suitable for the protection of Solar Panel surfaces including:

  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar Thermal Panels (Solar Collectors – Hot Water)


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More Questions?

Please download the nanoShell Solar PV Product Information Data Sheets for more information, uses and benefits!

"... the coating pays for itself in under a year."

Adrian Gray, nanoShell Solar Specialist

Try nanoShell Solar PV!

Try our Solar Panel Coatings at home and benefit from improved energy efficiency.

Packaging and storage

nanoShell Solar PV is supplied in: 1 l bottles  - contact us now!


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A new range of high performance protective coatings that can be applied to protect a wide variety of surfaces that make up your environment from stone, wood, glass and metal to solar panels.


nanoShell cannot guarantee results as we have no control over the conditions under which our products are applied.