Recipient DSM Innovation Inc (PI: Mrcarica, Milica)
Subs NREL, SLAC, SANDIA, UCF
Abstract Study a variety of co-extruded, fluorine-free backsheet materials, and compared to benchmark market backsheets, as-is, artificially-weathered, and when-utilized in a PV module. Evaluate the relative rate of degradation of commercial and experimental backsheets. Derive parametrized equation that describes degradation rates of backsheets to predict useful life from lab data.