BRISTOL, USA: Overcoming the solar industry's number-one strategic challenge, driving down the cost of solar modules, will be DUNMORE Corp.'s focus at the upcoming Intersolar North America 2011 conference.
Reducing costs to make solar power competitive with fossil fuels is the key to gaining wider market acceptance. During the Intersolar exhibition, DUNMORE will offer advice on material choices, manufacturing and certification processes that can cut the cost of producing solar modules.
The company will detail its FastCert program, which helps module manufacturers bring new products to market faster and at a lower cost. FastCert streamlines solar module development from concept through qualification and production. Drawing on its 40-plus years of manufacturing and material science experience, DUNMORE helps solar module producers optimize designs, quickly earn certification from standards bodies such as Underwriters Laboratories and the International Engineering Consortium, and identify reliable, economical material sources.
"The only way for solar to reach the cost levels it has to reach is by attacking expenses at every facet of solar module development," said John Jordon, DUNMORE vice president. "FastCert is designed to uncover savings everywhere in the design, certification and manufacturing processes without compromising performance."
Besides FastCert, DUNMORE will also be demonstrating its DUN-SOLAR photovoltaic backsheets, including its FPE fluorinated products, TPE backsheets using DuPont Tedlar and PPE+ all-polyester constructions.