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Cost decrease for solar cell modules through use of polymeric materials; Kostnadssaenkning av solcellmoduler genom anvaendning av polymermaterial

Technical Report:

Abstract

Three polymer materials have been used in the project, PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate), PC (Polycarbonate) and a polyamide (Grillamid). Grillamid and PMMA have similar transmission rates as solar glass. PC has a slightly lower transmission rate (-3%) but can better handle temperatures that occur during a (regular) solar cell lamination compared to PMMA and Grillamid. PC has been used in the project to manufacture a solar cell laminate. Due to problems with the ScanModule production plant, no further tests have been carried out within the projects. It remains to study lamination methods for laminating Grillamid and possibly PMMA which have better optical properties. PMMA has also shown very good long-term resistance in another project. Moreover, it remains to manufacture complete solar modules, test them according to IEC61215 and to investigate what materials would be suitable for making frames
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ELFORSK-10-106
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 6 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; COST; POLYMERS; POLYCARBONATES; PMMA; POLYAMIDES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES
OSTI ID:
1004333
Research Organizations:
Elforsk AB, Stockholm (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
Swedish
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: SE1107019
Availability:
Available from: Elforsk AB, SE-10153 Stockholm, Sweden; E-mail: kontakt@elforsk.se or from homepage: www.elforsk.se
Submitting Site:
SWD
Size:
19 p. pages
Announcement Date:
Feb 07, 2011

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Fiedler, Frank, and Sridhara, Shankar G. Cost decrease for solar cell modules through use of polymeric materials; Kostnadssaenkning av solcellmoduler genom anvaendning av polymermaterial. Sweden: N. p., 2010. Web.
Fiedler, Frank, & Sridhara, Shankar G. Cost decrease for solar cell modules through use of polymeric materials; Kostnadssaenkning av solcellmoduler genom anvaendning av polymermaterial. Sweden.
Fiedler, Frank, and Sridhara, Shankar G. 2010. "Cost decrease for solar cell modules through use of polymeric materials; Kostnadssaenkning av solcellmoduler genom anvaendning av polymermaterial." Sweden.
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title = {Cost decrease for solar cell modules through use of polymeric materials; Kostnadssaenkning av solcellmoduler genom anvaendning av polymermaterial}
author = {Fiedler, Frank, and Sridhara, Shankar G}
abstractNote = {Three polymer materials have been used in the project, PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate), PC (Polycarbonate) and a polyamide (Grillamid). Grillamid and PMMA have similar transmission rates as solar glass. PC has a slightly lower transmission rate (-3%) but can better handle temperatures that occur during a (regular) solar cell lamination compared to PMMA and Grillamid. PC has been used in the project to manufacture a solar cell laminate. Due to problems with the ScanModule production plant, no further tests have been carried out within the projects. It remains to study lamination methods for laminating Grillamid and possibly PMMA which have better optical properties. PMMA has also shown very good long-term resistance in another project. Moreover, it remains to manufacture complete solar modules, test them according to IEC61215 and to investigate what materials would be suitable for making frames}
place = {Sweden}
year = {2010}
month = {Dec}
}