California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] BioSolar Inc. announced plans for an extended line of BioBacksheets used to protect PV modules compatible with conventional c-Si PV modules.
c-Si module manufacturers will soon have two different types of BioBacksheets to choose from. THe first is a multi-layer BioBacksheet-C for conventional applications and the second is a new mono-layer BioBacksheet product line for premium applications. These products were developed to meet the existing and future direct needs of potential customers, the company said.
The premium grade BioBacksheet will also feature monolayer construction, which BioSolar said eliminates the inner de-lamination issue associated with incumbent petroleum based backsheets. All grades of BioBacksheet will be less costly than their petroleum-based counterparts.
“As the global demand for solar energy continues to increase, BioSolar is uniquely positioned to replace conventional petroleum-based backsheets for c-Si PV modules which represent more than 70 percent of the PV module market,” said Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar. “Though it is generally expected to take time for a brand new PV component like BioBacksheet to reach a revenue stage, a complete line up of BioBacksheets will not only help BioSolar achieve meaningful revenue more rapidly, but expanding our line to better suit the practical and economical needs of manufacturers is yet another example of how BioSolar is innovating to make solar power a more viable and eco-friendlier alternative energy option.”