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Title: Encapsulant materials and associated devices

Abstract

Compositions suitable for use as encapsulants are described. The inventive compositions include a high molecular weight polymeric material, a curing agent, an inorganic compound, and a coupling agent. Optional elements include adhesion promoting agents, colorants, antioxidants, and UV absorbers. The compositions have desirable diffusivity properties, making them suitable for use in devices in which a substantial blocking of moisture ingress is desired, such as photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Littleton, CO
  2. Lima, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1042626
Patent Number(s):
8183329
Application Number:
13/041,491
Assignee:
BRP Manufacturing Company (Lima, OH); Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08L - COMPOSITIONS OF MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99G010337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Kempe, Michael D, and Thapa, Prem. Encapsulant materials and associated devices. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Kempe, Michael D, & Thapa, Prem. Encapsulant materials and associated devices. United States.
Kempe, Michael D, and Thapa, Prem. Tue . "Encapsulant materials and associated devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1042626.
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Reliability of PV modules and balance-of-system components
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