spectrally selective coating
A spectrally selective coating is a special type of coating that filters out 40–70% of the heat normally transmitted through insulated window glass or glazing, while allowing the full amount of light to be transmitted.
|In the summertime, the sun shining through your windows
heats up the room. Windows with spectrally selective coatings on the
glass reflect some of the sunlight, keeping your rooms cooler
Spectrally selective coatings are optically designed to reflect particular wavelengths but remain transparent to others. Such coatings are commonly used to reflect the infrared (heat) portion of the solar spectrum while admitting a higher portion of visible light. They help create a window with a low U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient but a high visible transmittance.
Spectrally selective coatings can be applied on various types of tinted glass to produce "customized" glazing systems capable of either increasing or decreasing solar gains according to the aesthetic and climatic effects desired.
Computer simulations have shown that advanced window glazing with spectrally selective coatings can reduce the electric space cooling requirements of new homes in hot climates by more than 40%.