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Materials Enhance Photovoltaic Modules

Materials Enhance Photovoltaic Modules

The LightSwitch portfolio of solutions includes LightSwitch Frontsheet, LightSwitch Encapsulant, and LightSwitch Frontsheet Complete, plus a design program for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers. A high-performance and durable alternative to conventional materials, LightSwitch film delivers enhanced performance, durability, and a reduction in total systems cost. LightSwitch Frontsheet is a melt processable fluoropolymer providing reliable weatherability and UV resistance, suitable for flexible and lightweight solar modules. Frontsheets weigh as low as 0.1 kg/m2. LightSwitch Encapsulant provides cushioning and structural support to solar cells and circuitry, while maximizing transmission of sunlight for energy conversion. It protects the solar module throughout its lifecycle and is suitable for both flexible and rigid modules. LightSwitch Frontsheet Complete is a pre-laminate combining Frontsheet and Encapsulant. It features all the performance benefits of both with improved production efficiencies, including reduced wrinkles and precise alignment. SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC., Worcester, MA. (508) 795-5000.

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