DuPont photovoltaic materials for Teknisolar laminator

UK-based Teknisolar launched its new high-performance multistack laminator – Robostak – at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Valencia, Spain. The new patent-pend…

UK-based Teknisolar launched its new high-performance multistack laminator – Robostak – at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Valencia, Spain. The new patent-pending automated laminator line was successfully tested with a range of PV materials from DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, including DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) films for photovoltaic backsheets, DuPont Elvax ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) resins for solar encapsulation for glass-backsheet modules, and DuPont PV5200 and PV5300 encapsulants for glass-glass modules. DuPont is delighted that Teknisolar has chosen to use several core PV materials in its new laminator, said Marco Coletta, market development manger – DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. This continues to reinforce that innovators in the value chain trust DuPont to provide advanced materials and expertise that will help them succeed. It is through these types of collaborations that the PV industry will achieve grid parity faster. At Teknisolar, we see this as an excellent opportunity to work with DuPont to deliver new innovation in photovoltaics, said Vittore De Leonibus, chairman and founder of Teknisolar. Our system offers a step-change in module assembly and contributes significantly to reduce lamination costs. The new Teknisolar equipment enables to achieve important cost advantages in large production volumes of photovoltaic panels at low cost of ownership. For a 50 MWp line, the total cost of lamination (investment depreciation, space, consumables, maintenance, utilities and other operational expenses) is capped at 0.01 EUR/Wp and decreases further with larger manufacturing unit sizes. The laminator“s capacity is from 15 to 150 panels per hour (300 PV panels if the size of the panel is small), and all PV panels can be laminated simultaneously, with just one person needed for supervision.