Development of Flexible Panel Front Sheet with 25-year Rated Lifetime

Recipient SunPower (PI:)


Status Awarded

Abstract Identify modern, cost-effective, reduced- or non-fluorinated polymeric films from other industries that will potentially enable large-scale deployment of 25-year flexible PV panels and test these candidates via highly accelerated stress screening. Demonstrate with prototype mini-modules and full-size modules. If successful, this work has the potential to open new markets for flexible PV and reduce installation/system costs due to lower weight.