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PV Backsheet Material Solution for Photovoltaic Manufacturing
The PV Backsheet material you choose for your solar panel will have a considerable impact on how it withstands the elements and performs over the course of its lifetime. A reliable backsheet should be able to provide protection from moisture, physical damage and UV rays, while also minimizing the occurrence of electrical discharge and thermal degradation.
Offered in partnership with one of the European solar industry’s leading backsheet technology developers, our PV backsheet solution is compatible with a wide range of module technologies and ideally suited to the needs of today’s solar manufacturers. It has been designed to help solar module producers maximize their cell quality and reliability, while significantly lower their manufacturing cost-per-watt.
ICOSOLAR® CPO 3G Backsheet
Targray is the exclusive North American distributor of the co-extruded polypropylene (PP) ICOSOLAR CPO 3G backsheet, developed by Austria-based Isovoltaic in collaboration with global polyolefin solution provider Borealis Group. The ICOSOLAR® CPO 3G offers significant advantages in comparison to conventional material solutions for PV backsheets at a highly competitive price point. This innovative technology extends the lifetime of PV modules and ensures greater operational reliability and performance by providing:
- Increased module output thanks to excellent reflectivity.
- Superior water vapour transmission and acetic acid permeability.
- Outstanding hydrolytic stability and insulation.
The absence of adhesive layers in ICOSOLAR® CPO 3G backsheet technology eliminates the risk of de-lamination for solar module producers. The co-extruded Polypropylene yields the highest possible production quality and homogeneity while also reducing manufacturing complexity. This further increases its appeal as a replacement for conventional PET-based backsheets.
The Role of Backsheets in PV Manufacturing
The primary function of the PV backsheet material is to offer protection to the solar module’s various components throughout its lifetime. This in turn ensures loss-free energy generation for the solar panel. The solar backsheet should be able to resist active environmental elements such as moisture, temperature changes, chemical substances and physical damages for years on end. The active electrical elements found within the modules must also be insulated to ensure the safety of surroundings. The PV backsheet material is layered atop an encapsulant on the solar cell:
Targray backsheet material is available in 4 different thicknesses in order to cover IEC 61730-1 Ed.1, IEC 61730-1 Ed. 2 and UL Type I. For detailed product specifications, please contact us.
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