Competitive and sustainable: The future of back contact technology
Back-contact technologies have established themselves in the market for rooftop solar, offering high efficiencies and a uniform surface for an aesthetically pleasing look. Though it may not have reached the scale in manufacturing some other module technologies have, continuous developments with the materials and processing of back-contact mean they are increasingly becoming an interesting prospect for many in the PV manufacturing space.
This pv magazine Webinar will take a closer look at these developments; and examine where back-contact technology sits in the module manufacturing landscape. We’ll hear first from Florian Haacke, a partner at cleantech advisory firm Apricum, on the market potential for these technologies, and how they compare with more mainstream processes such as multi busbar cell interconnection in those markets.
Following on from Florian, we delve a little deeper into the materials situation, with Hugo Schoot, Business Director at Endurans™ Solar (formerly DSM Advanced Solar). Endurans has long supplied the conductive backsheets used in back-contact modules, and is now moving to expand this to include rear perforate insulator and other films as well. And Endurans has further evidence that as well as being able to compete on costs, these materials can make a great contribution to sustainability and the design of 100% recyclable modules.
Finally, we hand over to Bram Verschoor, CCO of equipment supplier Eurotron. Bram will take us through some of the latest trends on the technology/processing side of back contact modules, and will again compare these processes to those used in mainstream module manufacturing.
pv magazine Webinar content
- Current commercial offerings and near-future trends in back-contact module manufacturing
- Comparison of back-contact with current mainstream manufacturing
- Insight into module manufacturing cost structures
- Material choices and sustainability for back-contact modules
Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Mark Hutchins from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.
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