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1 Photovoltaic Glass Solutions POWER THROUGH GLASS EcoGuard Float low-iron float glass Step up your power. Guardian EcoGuard coated solar glass products improve the performance of your photovoltaic modules. EcoGuard Pattern low-iron pattern glass EcoGuard Float AR anti-reflective solar glass EcoGuard Pattern AR anti-reflective pattern glass EcoGuard Mo molybdenum conductive glass EcoGuard TCC transparent conductive glass EcoGuard Barrier sodium migration control

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3 Guardian EcoGuard Power through glass: maximizing photovoltaic performance Capturing the sun s energy is powerful work. Guardian works with customers around the globe to maximize performance with custom-tailored solutions for photovoltaic systems. Guardian Industries is one of the world s largest manufacturers of float glass and glass coatings. Our team of experts has a proven track record in helping optimize customers energy costs. We have a global asset base, with manufacturing capabilities all over the world. And our Science & Technology Center is one of the best in the industry, leading a tradition of glass innovation. 1

4 Based on high-performing glass substrates With our highest-grade low-iron substrate, EcoGuard delivers extraordinary transmission of solar energy. Choose from EcoGuard Float or Pattern to suit your product needs. EcoGuard Float and EcoGuard Pattern Low-iron substrates EcoGuard Float low-iron glass, available in multiple grades and thicknesses, provides outstanding transmission, adding up to more energy captured for your solar module. EcoGuard Pattern optimizes transmission over the wavelength critical to PV modules maximizing available sunlight in the spectrum that counts. The guardian advantage More than 80 years of experience with high-quality and performance glass Financially strong, privately held global company Outstanding manufacturing controls, dedicated expert staff, and state-ofthe-art technology for measuring and monitoring quality and consistent performance Precision manufacturing for tight control on cut-size and thickness tolerances Fully integrated capabilities for edge work, custom cutting and grinding Anti-reflective (AR) coating PhotovolTAic glass coatings to maximize performance Guardian works around the globe to help customers optimize their photovoltaic modules. EcoGuard PV solutions are created for specialized applications and designed for extensive customization to maximize your technology. EcoGuard Float or Pattern Glass CIGS absorber (customer supplied) Matching layer EcoGuard Mo or a custom hybrid contact Stress-reducing layer EcoGuard Barrier Float Glass EcoGuard Barrier 2

5 Capture more energy with EcoGuard EcoGuard Mo Molybdenum conductive glass Optimize CIGS and CIS photovoltaic modules. EcoGuard Mo is designed to increase the conductive properties of semiconductors made from copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) and copper indium sulfide (CIS). Optimize EcoGuARd Mo for Your technology Choose from varying sheet resistance options Custom-design a layer stack or work with us for custom thicknesses Combine with EcoGuard Barrier to control sodium migration and moisture Manage thin-film stressors with a tailormade stress-reducing layer PERFORMANCE BenefiTS Increase the output of CIGS and CIS photovoltaic modules Minimizes electrical barrier for enhanced conductivity Optimized for improved laser-scribing PRoduCT AvailABility Multiple grades of sheet resistance Thickness options: 2.1 mm, 3.0 mm, 3.2 mm and 4.0 mm (+/- 0.2 mm tolerances) Varying sizes are available with length and width tolerances of +/- 0.1 mm Edge work options for seaming or grinding (C-shape or K-shape) EcoGuard Barrier Sodium migration control Precision control. From complete sodium blocking, to allowing just the right amount of sodium migration, we can create a barrier coating optimized for the amount of sodium that your absorber needs to perform at its best. Prevent current leakage. Applied to the surface facing the outside of the solar cell, EcoGuard Barrier prevents current leakage by blocking moisture. Protection that retains high conductivity of energy and prevents water and humidity from detracting from your collected current: it all adds up to more energy over time for you to convert into valuable module output. Guardian experts are ready to help you select a custom combination of glass and glass coatings to get the most out of your technology. PERFormance benefits Controls sodium migration, leading to optimal production Blocks moisture, reducing current leakage and extending life cycle ProduCT availability & options Multiple thicknesses Edge treatments Custom cut-sizes with tight tolerances Combine with powerful EcoGuard options such as pattern, anti-reflective or specialized coatings to improve conductivity 3

6 EcoGuard Float AR and EcoGuard Pattern AR Anti-reflective solar glass EcoGuard Float AR and EcoGuard Pattern AR help you make the most of the available sunlight by reducing reflection and enabling you to capture light that would otherwise be lost. Offering excellent transmission at low light angles, and enhancing performance at direct angles, EcoGuard antireflectives can boost PV outputs by up to 5% in installed performance. Guardian EcoGuard is ready to help optimize your energy investment. PERFORMANCE BenefiTS Improved performance at direct and lowlight angles Increased module outputs up to 5% in installed performance Exceeds all IEC standards for temperature and humidity Tightly controlled, fully integrated manufacturing process PRoduCT AvailABility Peak wavelength optimization is possible Multiple thicknesses available Pattern AR available in matte/matte and matte/prismatic finishes Dedicated equipment for anti-reflective coating manufacture and application EcoGuard TCC Transparent conductive glass Improve performance of CdTe modules. EcoGuard TCC is a highperformance conductive coating designed specifically for CdTe photovoltaic modules. It optimizes the conductive properties of cadmium telluride semiconductors. CuSTomize your CdTe solution PERFormance BenefiTS PRoduCT AvailABility Add a buffer layer for compatibility with thin CdS window layers Custom thicknesses and layer stack designs available on request Thin-film coatings can be custom designed for specific downstream processes Optimized design for improved photovoltaic cell efficiency Excellent uniformity across glass surface Low haze for ongoing high-energy transmission Single-source component solution, with outstanding quality control, experience and integrated processes Multiple grades of sheet resistance Thickness options: 2.1 mm, 3.0 mm, 3.2 mm and 4.0 mm (+/- 0.2 mm tolerance) Custom sizes available (+/- 0.1 mm tolerance) Variety of edge treatments, including seaming and grinding (C-shape or K-shape) 4

7 GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES Has been a glass expert since Our innovation team is constantly developing new solutions and improving the performance of our current products. Let s make something together.

8 Guardian Industries Corp. EcoGuard Solar Glass Romine Road Carleton, MI Guardian Europe S.à r.l. Zone Industrielle Wolser L-3452 Dudelange Grande-Duche de Luxembourg Guardian EcoGuard energy glass solutions are designed to maximize the performance of solar energy systems. With advanced coatings and best-inclass solar glass and mirrors, EcoGuard is used around the world to optimize solar technology. To learn more about this broad portfolio of solar glass products, or to identify options for tailoring a solution to specific needs, visit Guardian.com/solarenergyglass. EcoGuard Float low-iron float glass EcoGuard Pattern low-iron pattern glass EcoGuard Float AR anti-reflective solar glass EcoGuard Pattern AR anti-reflective pattern glass EcoGuard Mo molybdenum conductive glass EcoGuard TCC transparent conductive glass EcoGuard Barrier sodium migration control EcoGuard Solar Boost CFL concentrating flat laminated mirrors EcoGuard Solar Boost CFM concentrating flat monolithic mirrors EcoGuard Solar Boost LP laminated parabolic concentrating mirrors EcoGuard Solar Boost MP monolithic parabolic concentrating mirrors EcoGuard Solar Boost HT high-temperature concentrating mirrors Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a global leader in float glass, fabricated glass, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential, interior and automotive applications. To learn more, visit Guardian.com. Registered trademarks are the property of Guardian Industries Corp. or of their respective owners Guardian Industries Corp.

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