May 3, 2010

Chemicals profit in solar

DuPont, Dow Corning, BASF, Wacker Chemie, Solutia (and other chemical companies) have been announcing left and right about recent developments and projects within the solar market -- especially solar encapsulants.

According to DuPont, encapsulants are among the most important materials to solar module manufacturers for high-volume module sealing and integration.

DuPont has collaborated with Oerlikon Solar in the development of a new ultra-thin white reflective solar photovoltaic encapsulant sheet. The DuPont™ PV5223 white reflective polyvinyl butyral (PVB) encapsulant is said to enable easier manufacturing of next-generation thin film photovoltaic modules that not only capture sunlight coming in, but also reflect more sunlight back through the module, delivering more power.

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[Photo of DuPont's solar encapsulant sheet]
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