When Proven Performance Matters
More than 30 years of proven PV backsheet performance and a history of reducing overall system cost.
System lifetime is key to investment returns. In fact, investment returns for solar can increase by more than 30% if the lifetime of the solar system can be increased from 10 to 25 years. PV backsheets play a critical role, providing long-life protection to the solar panel, which safeguards the system and enables long-term returns.
DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheets have now been tested in the field for more than 30 years in all kinds of climates (desert, tropics, temperate, marine, mountain). Long-term outdoor exposure is the ultimate test for all module components, material quality and manufacturing quality.
In the absence of long-term, field-proven performance, many of today’s newer backsheet materials rely on various lab tests to suggest performance in the field. Unproven or inferior materials may save a few cents per watt, but just five years of focused field studies are proving these materials can put system performance, payback and safety at risk.
Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheets continue to be the leader in backsheet durability over time. They are also proven to experience 50% less power loss than competitive backsheets. DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions – delivering proven backsheet performance and lasting value, day after day.
Promoting the Sustainable Development of China’s Solar Energy Industry
Huanghe Upstream Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. (HHD) and DuPont are working closely to build awareness about the role of materials in ensuring highly durable and reliable solar systems in China