Thin-Film Module Seals (Part 2 of a 2-part article series)


By Donald Herr & Lindsey Strine
May 2012, Solar Industry

The packaging of thin film and or­ganic photovoltaic (OPV) mod­ules is a critical aspect of their lifetime expectancy, performance and cost. In this article, acrylic, silicone and barrier rubber adhesive materials are assessed based on perfor­mance criteria to discuss why barrier rubber adhesives often emerge as the preferred adhesive material class for flexible laminated structures.