Tedlar® PV Backsheet Materials Used in First Grid-Connected PV Installation in Europe

Domenico Chianese, Head of Photovoltaic and Electrical System Group, SUPSI talks about the paramount importance of PV materials, whose quality should not be compromised for the long-term durability and performance of solar modules. SUPSI in Canobbio, Switzerland is host to the first grid-connected PV intallation in Europe. The plant was built in 1982 using mono crystalline silicon modules from Arco Solar, with Tedlar®/metal foil/Tedlar® backsheets. The 10 kW plant is still in operation today, with 97% of its initial power.