Photovoltaic modules produced by Martifer Solar using Saint-Gobain Solar's SolarBond InFrame on traditional four-piece frames have been approved according to International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) criteria for the safety performance of crystalline silicone terrestrial PV modules.
This accomplishment, in addition to the recent passage of modules using SolarBond InFrame on Saint-Gobain's single-piece frames, verifies that the framing solution provides the necessary adhesive durability for solar modules, the companies explain.
SolarBond InFrame is a foamable, single-component reactive compound that combines the strengths of liquid silicone and frame tapes in offering a new category of material for the framing of solar modules. Applied warm, the foamed material fills the frame's aluminum channel completely – like a silicone solution – to eliminate the risk of water collection in corners and ensure a weather-resistant bond.
SolarBond InFrame also provides immediate handling, eliminating the setting time needed when using silicone products, the companies add.