06 Aug '11, 11pm

BioSolar, Making Solar Panels Cheaper, More Environmentally Friendly, & More Durable

BioSolar, Making Solar Panels Cheaper, More Environmentally Friendly, & More Durable

The panels use a “bio-backsheet” made of non-petroleum-based, non-toxic, recyclable castor beans instead of commonly used petroleum-based plastics (which are made using toxic manufacturing processes). The material used in the backsheet is more durable than these traditional materials, making the panels as a whole more durable. Whereas most panels include 3 layers of backsheet, BioSolar’s backsheets are monolithic (only include 1 layer). Inter-layers are a weak link in solar panels, as they often become de-laminated over time. Panels using BioSolar’s backsheet should also be cheaper than their counterparts, since they use less of the expensive materials of solar panels.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/06/biosolar-making-solar...

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