Leading PV module encapsulation and backsheet material supplier Hangzhou First Applied Materials Co, formerly First Photovoltaics (PV) reported a continued increase in demand with sales up by 16.56% but profits crashed by 43.49% on significant ASP pressure in the first half of 2017.
Struggling US-headquartered solar PV encapsulant producer STR Holdings foray into recapturing market share by producing in China has come to an end with the closure of its manufacturing operations in the country.
PV encapsulant films are crucial in the protection and long-term functionality of solar collection cells in PV modules. Dow's Andrew Yen discusses how choosing an alternative to EVA can lead to greater performance, improved yield and happier asset owners.
Dow Chemical’s polyolefin elastomer (POE) technology used for critical PV module encapsulation applications under its ‘ENGAGE’ POE brand are designed to provide improved electrical performance and moisture resistance.
DuPont, an industry leader in high-performance materials for photovoltaic panels, shares Bill of Materials (BoM) specification recommendations based on extensive field observations and laboratory testing.
This year saw Ghana not only install the largest solar project in East and West Africa, but also a major 30MW module manufacturing facility near its capital, Accra, in what is a major milestone for the upstream solar sector across Africa. PV Tech visited the plant to understand some of developer 3SIL's thinking behind location and business.
HIUV New Materials Co has successfully developed a high reflection rate encapsulant ‘S201W’ for conventional c-Si PV modules. By adding high quality TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) and using pre-crosslinking technology, S201W is porcelain white with above 90% high light reflection rate.