Advanced Polymer PV System

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


    During this first year of a two year sub-contract from NREL under PVMat, a project to lower module manufacturing and related systems costs has been pursued. A novel backskin material has been developed which allows for a frameless module with a wide variety of simpler and lower cost mounting possibilities. Using rapid prototyping techniques and extensive feedback from potential customers, a newjunction box has been designed. Preliminary work has been done towards the development of a new encapsulant. This new encapsulant, in turn, will enable the development of a continuous non-vacuum lamination method and the foundation for this was also established. The net result of all of this, when successfully deployed, will be a cost reduction of at lest $0.50/watt for both module making andsystems installation cost.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1997
    EventNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference - Lakewood, Colorado
    Duration: 18 Nov 199622 Nov 1996


    ConferenceNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference
    CityLakewood, Colorado

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Evergreen Solar, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-23752


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