How to accelerate natural weathering of polymeric photovoltaic backsheets – A comparison with standardized artificial aging

Bettina Ottersböck, Gernot Oreski, Gerald Gerhard Pinter

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Original languageEnglish
Article number111819
Number of pages7
JournalSolar energy materials and solar cells
Issue number15 August
Early online date2 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2022

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Funding Information:
This research work was performed at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) within the framework of the COMET-program and the project “Weathering of polymers” (FFG Numbers 843276 and 854178) of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth in cooperation with the Institute of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers at the University of Leoben. The PCCL is funded by the Austrian Government and the State Governments of Styria and Upper Austria.

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  • Accelerated aging
  • Encapsulation
  • Natural aging
  • Photovoltaic backsheets
  • Polymer films
  • Standardized aging

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