Karin Vercauteren, PhD, Head of Agfa’s Materials Technology Centre, Dirk Quintens, PhD, R&D Manager Functional Foils and Juergen Jung, PhD, Research Leader Imaging Systems received the 2018 Solar PhotoVoltaic Material Award from the hands of Mr Michael McCarthy, CEO of Irish Solar Energy Association.
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AGFA WINS SOLAR + POWER AWARD 2018
September 26, Agfa Specialty Products was announced the winner of the Solar + Power Award 2018 within the Solar PhotoVoltaic Material category for the breakthrough technology of their UNIQOAT backsheet product.
Agfa Specialty Products was shortlisted for their UNIQOAT backsheet technology by a panel of judges that includes people representing the Solar Industry value chain, associations, institutes and Universities. The industry then casted vote for the best company, project or product through an online voting process. This year Agfa won with highest number of votes beating other contestants in the Solar PV Materials category.
More information on the Solar + Power Awards can be found at:
种种原因解释了为什么 UNIQOAT 称得上是代表未来的太阳能背板
All the reasons why UNIQOAT is the next-gen backsheet
Zero risk of delamination
Whereas the PV industry strives for solar modules that have the different layers encapsulated together as one inseparable block, it has had to accept relatively low adhesion values between the layers of laminated backsheet. Agfa’s UNIQOAT fundamentally eliminates adhesion issues and the risk of delamination by offering the backsheet that includes all relevant functionality in one single layer: the mono-backsheet. This is achieved by using Agfa’s proprietary coating technology to modify the PET surface during the PET extrusion process itself.
All UNIQOAT backsheet types are the result of this unique one-step manufacturing process. Compared to backsheet production via consecutive steps UNIQOAT holds great cost reduction potential and opportunities for future developments.
(*) Based on solar weighted reflection in the range 380 nm – 1100 nm per ISO 9050:2003 (method used e.g. by TÜV Süd China)
UNIQOAT : the single-layer backsheet
No backsheet delamination