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Learn more about silicone encapsulants and PV cell applications 

Ensuring long-lasting performance of PV modules in harsh outdoor environments can be a major challenge for solar module manufacturers.   Dow Corning® brand silicone encapsulants provide solar modules excellent durability and protection against corrosion and delamination. Count on Dow Corning solar encapsulant products to improve performance of solar modules.

Dow Corning’s Encapsulant series technology builds on the UV stability of the silicone molecule to enhance benefits for crystalline modules:
•Improved durability
• Increased efficiency
This technology utilizes liquid processing to deliver a lower total cost of ownership for both crystalline and amorphous silicon thin-film modules with:
•Lower capital cost
• Lower processing cost
• Improved processing efficiency

Learn more about what silicone encapsulants can do for your PV cell applications

>Technical resources
 Product selection data
  Photovoltaic Module Assembly & Integration Product Selection Guide
 Case Study
  Dow Corning and BYD developed Si-encapsulation double-glass module  (PDF)
 Technical papers
  Silicones for Photovoltaic Encapsulation (PDF)
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  Explore the proven line of encapsulants for PV cell applications.


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Silicone encapsulants possess unique properties and benefits that make them the materials of choice for solar industry applications.

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