3M™ Dielectric Tapes perform as reliable insulators when used in conjunction with buses/foils in thin film solar panels. They consist of a polymeric film with acrylic adhesive on one or both sides. These tapes can be applied at high speeds using automation equipment, resulting in high productivity during panel manufacturing.
3M™ Solar Acrylic Foam Tape technology enables rapid attachment of junction boxes on solar modules. The easy, no-mess application of junction boxes with die-cut 3M™ Solar Acrylic Foam Tape allows for faster fabrication and can result in a cleaner look than liquid adhesives and mastics. 3M™ Solar Acrylic Foam Tapes are UL certified.
3M™ Charge-Collection Solar Tapes consist of tin-plated copper foil with acrylic-based, pressure sensitive adhesives used in thin film solar applications requiring x, y, and z-axis conductivity. These tapes can be applied at high speeds using automation equipment. Because there is no curing required (as with liquid conductive adhesives) they allow for high productivity during panel manufacturing.
3M™ Solar Encapsulant Films are fast-cure encapsulants designed to work with PV modules. They protect against UV damage and weathering, while allowing broad band light transmission to solar cells. Conformable and flexible film is easy to laminate and features a low shrinkage rate. The films offer excellent broadband light transparency, strong adhesion and elasticity properties required for solar cell encapsulation.
3M™ Solar Acrylic Foam Tapes are proven and accepted adhesives for attaching rails to PV modules and other long-term outdoor applications. They offer benefits including immediate handling strength, consistent bond quality due to ease of application in the bonding process, tolerance to thermal mechanical stresses, protection of bond interfaces through stress relaxation, weather resistance and long-term durability.
This revolutionary product is a result of more than a decade of development in transparent barrier technology, as well as over 45 U.S. patents and patent-pending applications. 3M™ Ultra Barrier Solar Film is engineered for flexible Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) solar modules. It's designed to replace glass in flexible thin film solar panels, delivering high light transmission, superb moisture barrier performance and excellent weatherability. Compared with glass-glass modules, flexible PV modules manufactured with 3M™ Ultra Barrier Solar Film can reduce installation time, remove the need for metal racking, cut logistics expenditures and lower module manufacturing costs.
3M™ Solar Edge Tape 1060 is specifically designed for solar module sealing and protection. It consists of high-quality acrylic foam adhesive with superior weathering black backing film. Solar Edge Tape 1060 may be used to bond a variety of substrates.