DSM is a global Life Science and Materials Science company, founded in 1902. Within the DSM Innovation Center developments related to solar energy are organized within the Emerging Business Area DSM Advanced Surfaces. DSM Advanced Surfaces’ strategy is to develop smart material solutions to enhance the in-use performance (KWh) of PV solar modules. DSM AR (anti-reflective coating) is a full own development within DSM, successfully introduced in the market mid-2011. Applying this coating on the front glass of solar modules, delivers an additional 3%-4% of module efficiency due to less reflection of the glass and consequently more light reaching the surface of the cell. Multiple other material developments are being investigated within DSM all connected to the core competences of the company.