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Nanostructured Transparent Polymer Materials for Encapsulation of Photovltaic Modules

E. Shembel, T. Todosiychuk, L. Kosyanchuk, V. Redko, T. Pasutshkin, M. Dusheyko
Enerize Corporation, US

Keywords: nanostructured, transparent, encapsulation, polymer, photovoltaic, module, efficiency


Enerize developed proprietary nanostructure transparent polymer material for encapsulation of PV modules. New polymer encapsulation provides increased efficiency and performance of modules based on virtually any type of solar cells: nanocrystalline silicon, multicrystalline silicon, and thin film flexible non silicon based solar cell such as CIGS and other, and allows to replace glass that laminates solar cells, and other polymer materials, which are used to encapsulate thin solar cell modules. The nanostructured polymer materials are coated/encapsulated directly on the surface of the solar cell of the modules and can be used without additional laminating layers of glass or other polymer layers. Key elements of the Enerize nanotechnology are the properties of nanostructured polymer: high transparency (including UV area), flexibility, durability, high level of adhesion for various materials, waterproof, and UV protection. Encapsulating polymer layers contain in the structure ordered nanostructured clusters and micro-domains. Such composition of the nanostructured clusters and micro-domains, located in a certain order in the volume of the polymer, play the role of micro lenses, which results in the concentration of light, and at the micro-domain fields occurs enhancement of optical radiation. As a result, efficiency of PV modules increases.
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