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Novel edge sealing getter tape: ultra long breakthrough time and high mechanical properties at high temperature
Author(s): Paolo Gallina; Antonio Bonucci; Robin van der Wel; Marco Amiotti
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Paper Abstract

Moisture permeation is widely recognized as one of the most important causes of degradation in time of the performances of photovoltaic modules, especially thin film ones. B-Dry®i is a newly developed edge sealant tape which is able to block moisture penetration into PV modules for thousands of hours in Damp Heat Test (DHT) conditions, thanks to the presence of a getter material. Visco-elastic behavior, even at relatively high temperatures, makes B-Dry® especially suitable to guarantee mechanical stability of PV modules operating in hot and humid climates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV, 81120E (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893284
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo Gallina, SAES Getters S.p.A. (Italy)
Antonio Bonucci, SAES Getters S.p.A. (Italy)
Robin van der Wel, SAES Getters USA, Inc. (United States)
Marco Amiotti, SAES Getters S.p.A. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8112:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV
Neelkanth G. Dhere; John H. Wohlgemuth; Kevin W. Lynn, Editor(s)

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