Empa Researchers Select DuPont's PI Film to Develop Efficient Building-integrated Photovoltaics
- Jun 14, 2011
DuPont™ Kapton® colorless polyimide film, a new material currently in development for use as a flexible superstrate for cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules, has enabled a new world record for energy conversion efficiency. A team at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has demonstrated a conversion efficiency of 13.8 percent using the new colorless film, leapfrogging their previous record of 12.6 percent and nearing that of glass.
CdTe Solar Module with PI Film
Because Kapton® film is over 100 times thinner and 200 times lighter than glass typically used for PV, there are inherent advantages in transitioning to flexible,...
This document was provided by SpecialChem's editor. If you want to share your press
release, please send it to email@example.com.
SpecialChem reserves the right to refuse any article or news item.