Flat-plate solar array project. Volume 7 : Module encapsulation
- Gupta, A.
- Oct 1, 1986.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Liang, R., Cuddihy, E., and Coulbert, C.
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- The objective of the Encapsulation Task was to develop, demonstrate, and qualify photovoltaic (PV) module encapsulation systems that would provide 20 year (later decreased to 30 year) life expectancies in terrestrial environments, and which would be compatible with the cost and performance goals of the Flat-Plate Solar Array (FSA) Project. The scope of the Encapsulation Task included the identification, development, and evaluation of material systems and configurations required to support and protect the optically and electrically active solar cell circuit components in the PV module operating environment. Encapsulation material technologies summarized include the development of low cost ultraviolet protection techniques, stable low cost pottants, soiling resistant coatings, electrical isolation criteria, processes for optimum interface bonding, and analytical and experimental tools for evaluating the long term durability and structural adequacy of encapsulated modules. Field testing, accelerated stress testing, and design studies have demonstrated that encapsulation materials, processes, and configurations are available that meet the FSA cost and performance goals.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870011219.
Accession ID: 87N20652.
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