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Applications of ethylene vinyl acetate as an encapsulation material for terrestrial photovoltaic modulesTerrestrial photovoltaic modules must undergo substantial reductions in cost in order to become economically attractive as practical devices for large scale production of electricity. Part of the cost reductions must be realized by the encapsulation materials that are used to package, protect, and support the solar cells, electrical interconnects, and other ancillary components. As many of the encapsulation materials are polymeric, cost reductions necessitate the use of low cost polymers. The performance and status of ethylene vinyl acetate, a low cost polymer that is being investigated as an encapsulation material for terrestrial photovoltaic modules, are described.
Document ID
19830021538
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Cuddihy, E. F.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Coulbert, C. D.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Liang, R. H.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gupta, A.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Willis, P.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Baum, B.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
April 15, 1983
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:172862
NASA-CR-172862
DOE/JPL-1012-87
JPL-PUB-83-35
Accession Number
83N29809
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AI01-76ET-20356
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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