3M has launched two new charge-collection tapes for use in the manufacturing of thin-film solar modules: 3M Charge-Collection Solar Tape 3007 and 3M Charge-Collection Solar Tape 3011.
The company says the tapes, which are available globally in standard and custom dimensions, can be applied at high speeds using automation to various thin-film target substrates, resulting in enhanced manufacturing productivity. The pressure-sensitive adhesive provides for immediate hold and ensures that the tape stays in place during the panel assembly process.
The tapes also feature tin-plated copper foil to provide for corrosion resistance and solderability to bus bars, 3M adds. Both tapes have shown durable test performance for high currents.