The “Folie40” project involves backsheet makers, solar module manufacturers, and research institutions such as Folienwerk Wolfen, Meyer Burger, Aluminum Féron, Fraunhofer ISE, and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.
From pv magazine Germany
Encapsulation and backsheets protect PV modules from UV radiation, moisture, diffusion of chemical substances, and mechanical damages, while ensuring their electrical conductivity.
The project consortium includes German backsheet maker Folienwerk Wolfen, Switzerland-based module manufacturer Meyer Burger, Spanish coating specialist Aluminum Féron, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE), and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.
“It is often the polymer backsheets of the photovoltaic modules that limit their service life,” said Fraunhofer CSP scientists Anton Mordvinkin.
The project will run for three years and is funded through the energy research framework program of the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.
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