3M Renewable Energy Division has unveiled two new products for solar photovoltaic cell encapsulation. The 3M Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9100 and 3M Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9110T offer better potential reduced degradation resistance and electrical properties, making the solar PV panel long-lasting. Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9110T allows wavelengths below 350 nm.
The new 9100 series offer low water absorption and high volume resistivity. 3M has designed these films for easy manufacturing and are compatible with most existing lamination machines and processes.
3M Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9100 and 3M Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9110T provide durable bonding strength with both glass and backsheets, and also have enhanced UV and damp heat stability.
Both films are now commercially available.