Composites increase solar panel durability and reduce weight

High-performance solar panel developing company Armageddon Energy has introduced a “composites-intensive version of its rooftop solar panel system” that will allow rooftop systems to generate more capacity, CompositesWorld reports. The SolarClover panels replace traditional float glass with “a thin, clear polymer film of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), trademarked Tefzel, from DuPont Performance Materials,” according to the article. To eliminate aluminum in the structural backpanel, Armageddon uses a thermoplastic honeycomb panel produced by EconCore. The solar panels made with these composites are “significantly lighter in weight and considerably more robust than typical solar panels.” Armageddon CEO Mark Goldman said, “[w]ith lighter panels, rooftops can hold more panels, for greater power output.” For more, read the full article

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