New Solar System Sealants by Plasma Polymerization

Authors : Stephanie Tolbert and Douglas A. Loy

Photovoltaic (PV) systems are generally sealed behind glass to prevent water & weather from damaging the electrical contacts. Organic based PV materials are also susceptible to damage from the oxygen in air. Existing polymers used to seal the PV systems rapidly react with air in the intense light and can lose up to 40% of transmission per year.

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