COST OPTIMIZATION IN PV MODULE PRODUCTION

The innovative adhesive solutions provide a great potential in material savings and process optimization, reduction of installation time as well as new design options

Sika provides proven and extensively tested sealing and bonding products.

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Frame Sealing

Aluminium frames protect the glass edge and the delicate interiors as well as provide the means for installation.

Sika’s fast Two-component sealants allow for climate independent curing and an increase in process speed.

Durable sealants defend against moisture and environmental attack and a degree of protection against mechanical shock.

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New Frame Design

Thanks to Sika’s fast curing structural adhesives new frame designs become feasible. The new design allows for material savings and higher self-cleaning effect.

In addition the elimination of raised edges minimizes the trap of dirt and water.

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Bonding mounting devices in production

This technology provides the highest cost saving potentials. It eliminates the frames and corner pieces. It also enables a reduction of installation time by up to 40 % and minimizes risk of glass breakage and cell cracks. Thanks to the adhesive system mounting systems can be bonded to modules without the need for complex buffer zones or pre-fixation devices

Movie Backrail Bonding

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Bonding to racking systems on-site

Sika’s adhesive technologies enable to bond the modules to the racking system on-site.

This allows an independency from module production as well as fast and easy application.

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Junction Box Bonding and Potting

A junction box sealant must be sealed tight in order to exclude moisture, be flame retardant and also be a good insulator. While it is essential that the adhesive and sealants are reliable they also need to be fast curing for accelerated processes.

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Concentrated Photovoltaic

Sika’s two-component adhesive systems assure a long term tightness and accurate positioning of the cover glass and box for ages. The high temperature durability safe guards a secured bonding of the cooling system and a fast processing is feasible.