Solar panel lamination ensures the lifetime of the module's solar module laminator.
They need to be able to withstand outdoor exposure for 25 years or more in all types of climates Solar panel lamination ensures the longevity of the module's solar module laminators as they need to be able to withstand outdoor exposure in all climates 25 years or more. Solar modules need to convert sunlight into electricity at an acceptable cost throughout their life cycle. Encapsulation of solar cells by lamination is a critical step in the manufacture of conventional solar photovoltaic modules. Improper lamination can cause these modules to fail prematurely. Complete knowledge of the lamination process not only helps to make better products but also reduces losses such as cell rupture, air bubbles and delamination, which mainly occur due to incorrect processing parameters. The lamination process encapsulates solar cells between multiple substrate layers, including top and bottom protective layers.
The solar encapsulation market is forecast to reach USD 4.231 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 23.1% from 2016 to 2022. Solar encapsulation is a material that laminates photovoltaic solar cells to increase their efficiency and durability. The solar cell circuit floats between materials such as ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and non-ethylene vinyl acetate to mitigate the effects of any external mechanical shock and vibration. EVA solar encapsulation gained major demand in 2015 due to its excellent protection against corrosion and delamination. EVA solar encapsulation materials are expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.0% during the forecast period. In addition, encapsulated solar module laminators help increase the efficiency of solar modules because of their excellent barrier protection against moisture and UV radiation.
Photovoltaic cells have gained significant attention owing to the increase in power generation applications in both residential and non-residential sectors, which is estimated to present potential growth opportunities for solar encapsulation materials. Based on solar modules, the demand for monocrystalline and polycrystalline silicon cells has been greatly driven due to increasing applications and the low operating costs associated with them. The increase in the application of such solar module laminators is expected to soar the demand for encapsulation materials.