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Looking for long-term performance, durability, and safety for solar panels?

Looking for long-term performance, durability, and safety for solar panels?

PV backsheets need to have an optimum blend of three key properties – weatherability, mechanical strength, and adhesion – to perform in harsh climates for 30 years and enable reliable and safe operation of PV modules.

Adopting New Testing Standards to Avoid Backsheet Failures

Adopting New Testing Standards to Avoid Backsheet Failures

PV system quality starts with quality materials. Today’s IEC standards do not predict actual panel aging in the field. Find out about the recommended DuPont Module Accelerated Sequential Testing (MAST), as the new standard in accurate, predictive backsheet field testing.

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Hot spots can be caused by a variety of issues, including shading, soiling, cell damage or cell mismatch, and can lead to serious power degradation of the system. Some hot spots may be remedied by using backsheet materials with the highest thermal stability. Find out more about the recommendations from DuPont.

Lower Power Loss for Panels with Tedlar® Film-Based Backsheets vs. Glass/Glass Panels

Lower Power Loss for Panels with Tedlar® Film-Based Backsheets vs. Glass/Glass Panels

Glass/glass panels may not be as robust and durable as you think. Field observations point to higher power degradation, corrosion and glass breakage in these types of panels. Find out more about the types of risks that can be associated with this technology.

DuPont Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2017 SNEC PV Power Expo

DuPont Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2017 SNEC PV Power Expo

The booth will be an interactive experience for customers and industry representatives to view our latest products and engage with DuPont experts.

PV Industry Should Learn from History and Jointly Promote Sustainable Growth

PV Industry Should Learn from History and Jointly Promote Sustainable Growth

Article by: EQ International, in this article we discuss how to know whether materials used in a module are capable to withstand challenging climatic conditions through optimized test methodolgy that can reflect actual ageing of materials in field conditions.

In the Race for Cost Reduction, Are You Thinking About Long Term Performance of Your PV Projects?

In the Race for Cost Reduction, Are You Thinking About Long Term Performance of Your PV Projects?

Article by: EQ International, in this article we discuss what should be specified in the ‘Bill of Materials’ for different components of a solar panel

Selection of Materials Critical for Reliable Performance of Solar Panels

Selection of Materials Critical for Reliable Performance of Solar Panels

Article by: EQ International, in this article we discuss common backsheet failures and highlight field case studies for solar panels installed in different environments.

Materials Matter For Reliable Performance And Power Output Of Solar Panels

Materials Matter For Reliable Performance And Power Output Of Solar Panels

Article by: EQ International, Solar Backsheets provide the first line of defense for solar cells and encapsulating materials, protecting them from environmental stresses while providing electrical insulation.

Innovating With Urgency — Download New Brochure

Innovating With Urgency — Download New Brochure

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions materials delivers proven power and lasting value, day after day.

The better the quality and value systems deliver, the faster and broader the adoption of solar will be

The better the quality and value systems deliver, the faster and broader the adoption of solar will be

Interview by: SolarQuarter. Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, DuPont Electronics & Communications and Photovoltaic (PV) Solutions, South Asia was recently interviewed by SOLARQUARTER.

Ramping Up Rooftop, Reliably

Ramping Up Rooftop, Reliably

With rooftop solar installations expected to reach close to 50% within the next five years, DuPont, Solar Power Portal and PV Tech recently completed a survey of 70 engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms, project developers, and installers in the UK, to better understand the industry’s concerns regarding rooftop solar installations.

DuPont Five-Year Solar Study Featured in PV-Tech Magazine

DuPont Five-Year Solar Study Featured in PV-Tech Magazine

DuPont was recently featured in the PV-Tech Power journal, highlighting the results of an extensive five-year field study of solar panel performance.

New Technologies and Collaborations at 2015 Renewable Energy India

New Technologies and Collaborations at 2015 Renewable Energy India

Join DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions at REI India to learn about advanced materials that can help improve the power output, durability and returns on investment for solar energy systems. DuPont also will highlight collaborations with key customers, participate in a key panel discussion and leadership forum during the event.

VIDEO: Illuminating India with ‘Shunya’ (Zero) Environmental Impact

VIDEO: Illuminating India with ‘Shunya’ (Zero) Environmental Impact

See how innovative companies such as DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Tata Solar are working together to address India’s power deficit

Improving infrastructure quality of solar projects in India

Improving infrastructure quality of solar projects in India

The shared perspectives and feedback on best practices for improving the quality and reliability of solar installations was a valuable and timely exchange as India ramps up to meet its goal of 100 gigawatts of solar energy by 2022.

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Hot spots in crystalline silicon solar panels represent an additional stress for the materials used in module construction. The selection of materials with higher thermal stability can help reduce the risk of performance and safety issues associated with hot spots.

DuPont Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2016 SNEC PV Power Expo

DuPont Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2016 SNEC PV Power Expo

The booth will be an interactive experience for customers and industry representatives to view our latest products and engage with DuPont experts.

EPIA WEBINAR: Quality Assurance for Rooftop Solar Systems

EPIA WEBINAR: Quality Assurance for Rooftop Solar Systems

This webinar was hosted and moderated by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and was sponsored by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.

Protect your modules and brand with DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheet

Protect your modules and brand with DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheet

Using Tedlar® PVF film in your PV module’s backsheet will help position your PV module brand as high quality and reliable, as well as help to reduce the risk of warranty issues and reputation damage from failures in the field.

WEBINAR: Empowering India's Solar Revolution

WEBINAR: Empowering India's Solar Revolution

Learn how leading companies in the solar industry are collaborating to drive greater growth and adoption of solar energy in India

The Importance of Selecting the Right Materials for Solar Modules

The Importance of Selecting the Right Materials for Solar Modules

This document will focus on key findings and recommendations based on the extensive solar installation inspections that were conducted in Europe and the Middle East.

DuPont Innovalight Selective Emitter Platform: Raising the Efficiency of Solar Cells

DuPont Innovalight Selective Emitter Platform: Raising the Efficiency of Solar Cells

The DuPont Innovalight selective emitter platform is a patented silicon ink based solution for quick transition to >19% efficient mono crystalline solar cells.

DuPont™ Solamet® Leads the Way to Achieve Higher Cell Efficiency

DuPont™ Solamet® Leads the Way to Achieve Higher Cell Efficiency

Only DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes combine proprietary Tellurium technology with Lightly Doped Emitters (LDE), which has set today’s standard.

Investigating Module Performance in a Service Environment

Investigating Module Performance in a Service Environment

Alex Bradley a principal investigator for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is interviewed by SolarPro

Get the Facts on DuPont Leadership in Solar Cell Efficiency

Get the Facts on DuPont Leadership in Solar Cell Efficiency

DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes lead the industry in solar cell efficiency.

Lowering LCOE, or the Overall Levelized Cost of Energy

Lowering LCOE, or the Overall Levelized Cost of Energy

Solamet® lowers overall levelized cost of energy by increasing solar cell power output, using less material and improving adhesion and reliability.

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