California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] BioSolar Inc. announced that the BioBacksheet will be the company’s first product to be commercially available during the second half of 2009. The announcement follows BioSolar’s recent news that two of its products are currently in the pre-production stage and nearing qualification for full production.
BioSolar’s line of BioBacksheet protective coverings are designed to replace expensive and hazardous petroleum-based film with a bio-based one derived from plant based renewable resources. Expansion of the patent-pending BioBacksheet technology in the near future is also expected to accommodate copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic panels.
“BioBacksheet-C is a two-component system. The substrate is a cellulosic material coated with a proprietary material to reduce the water vapor transmission rate and to increase abrasion resistance,” said Dr. David Lee, BioSolar’s chairman and CEO. “BioBacksheet-C is undergoing rigorous testing and adjustments over the past months to ensure its functional durability as well as its cosmetic consistency. Once all the adjustments and improvements are finalized, BioBacksheet-C will go through one additional full cycle of vigorous tests before commercial production begins.”