Dow Unveils New Technologies for Solar Panel Makers to Help Harness the Power of the Sun, and Help Reduce Total Lifetime System Costs

Dow is committed to finding new ways of harnessing the power of the sun and turning it into useful energy.

MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) announced today that it is introducing new polyolefin-based technologies and bringing next generation solutions to the market to help harness the power of the sun and turn it into cost-effective energy to help address the world’s growing needs.

“We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to leverage the capabilities of polyolefin technology for the most demanding needs of this industry”

ENLIGHTTM Polyolefin Back Encapsulant Composite Films use patent-pending technology to create a single structure that provides “2-in-1” functionality, serving as both the back encapsulant and backsheet for solar panels.

Next generation ENLIGHT™ Polyolefin Encapsulant Films offer excellent electrical insulation properties, increased resistance to the effects of Potential Induced Degradation (PID) and extended module efficiency levels.

“We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to leverage the capabilities of polyolefin technology for the most demanding needs of this industry,” said Brij Sinha, Associate Director of Global Strategic Marketing for Dow’s Photovoltaic business. “We are using what we learn from working closely with leading module manufacturers around the world to design new products that help enable them to make panels with improved processing, enhanced performance and lower total lifetime systems costs. Leading industry reports1, underscore the market’s desire for performance and cost improvements in photovoltaic materials. Our polyolefin-based ENLIGHT™ Films can help do just that.”

ENLIGHTTM Polyolefin Back Encapsulant Composite Films –
Improved Electrical Efficiency, Greater Reliability and Lower Overall System Costs

Developed for rigid crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic modules, these sophisticated composite films serve as both the back encapsulant and backsheet. The use of these “2-in-1” structures can provide significant processing and performance advantages.