Tuesday, April 03, 2012

DUNMORE Backsheets to Protect and Insulate PV Modules Manufactured by Advanced Solar Photonics


BRISTOL, Pa., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation is providing solar module backsheets to Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) - one of the largest manufacturers of crystalline silicon PV modules in the U.S. with 100 megawatts (MW) of production capacity in 2012.

DUNMORE backsheets will insulate and protect the circuitry of modules manufactured by ASP which will be applied to solar power projects throughout North America including the first 40 MW phase of the Sorrento Solar Farm project in Lake County, Florida.

Advanced Solar Photonics chose DUNMORE because DUNMORE can produce variable widths of backsheets. DUNMORE's programs, like SmoothStart, also contributed to ASP's decision because they made it easier for ASP to determine that DUNMORE backsheets meet requirements and to get them into production quickly.

DUNMORE backsheets provide high performance and long-term durability. They protect solar module circuitry from the elements, protect workers from electrical current, and prevent current from "leaking" from modules and eroding their productivity.

"Long-term PV module performance is a critical ingredient of a solar power plant's success," said Lawrence Hefler, spokesperson for ASP. "We made DUNMORE our source for backsheets because the company has a well-established reputation for providing quality and top performance."

Advanced Solar Photonics is an American manufacturing and research and development center for crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for utility, commercial and residential applications. Based on the latest cell efficiency, light transmission, and encapsulation technologies, ASP focuses on high-efficiency, state-of-the-art solar PV modules ranging from 200 Watts to 400 Watts.

"DUNMORE backsheets are designed to help companies like ASP get 20, 25 or 30 years of reliable performance out of their solar modules. Those are the numbers that the solar industry needs to hit to develop into an economically realistic alternative to fossil fuels," said DUNMORE Vice President John Jordon.

About DUNMORE
DUNMORE Corporation is a global supplier of engineered coated and laminated films. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, aerospace, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE is privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified. For complete information on DUNMORE's products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE's website http://www.dunmore.com/.