NICE module technology - From the concept to mass production: A 10 years review

Julien Dupuis, Etienne Saint-Sernin, Oleksiy Nichiporuk, Paul Lefillastre, Denis Bussery, Roland Einhaus
2012 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference  
Apollon Solar's NICE (New Industrial Solar Cell Encapsulation) module technology is an innovative technology to encapsulate and electrically interconnect solar The electrical series connection is made using an under-pressure in the module allowing the front and back glasses to press the copper ribbons directly onto the cell busbars. Contrary to standard modules, NICE modules do not use EVA-like encapsulants. Instead a PIB (Poly-Isobutylene) edge sealing is used to provide a barrier for moisture
more » ... ingress. This paper proposes a full overview of this technology from its concept to the final 60-cells module product.
doi:10.1109/pvsc.2012.6318254 fatcat:e5qj7u46hfe57p4qcye4gfxu5y