Long-term outdoor exposure is the ultimate test for all module components, material quality and manufacturing quality.
DuPont has conducted visual observations using thermal camera inspections and materials identification by FTIR spectroscopy on modules that have been in the field for up to 30 years. DuPont has conducted these observations among more than 70 solar installations accounting for more than 230MW and over 912,000 individual modules across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
The Best Solar Materials Deliver the Longest Lifetimes
The longer a PV system runs, the lower the cost of electricity and the greater the potential to increase investment returns. Selecting the best solar materials, like Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheets, helps extend system lifetimes while reducing the risk of loss due to solar panel durability issues.