13 September 2011 PV modules with optimized energy balance
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The overall energy balance of a solar PV-module across its life time needs a consideration incl. its energy consumption during manufacturing process versus its energy harvesting capabilities during life time. A glass-glass-module based on thin tempered glass on front and backside can dramatically influence this overall balance, since more than 50 % of encapsulation materials manufacturing energy can be saved, followed by a an further impact on frameless mounting of light-weighted modules, reducing mounting costs and enabling simpler BIPV.
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Johann Weixlberger, Johann Weixlberger, Richard Bruckner, Richard Bruckner, } "PV modules with optimized energy balance", Proc. SPIE 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV, 81120D (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892325; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892325

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