Endurance backsheets win All Quality Matters award

DSM recognized in best desert application category

When it comes to backsheets, quality really does matter

Our Endurance backsheet is proven to perform in the toughest conditions: which is why in 2019 it was named as the best desert application at the TÜV Rheinland’s All Quality Matters Solar Congress. Our backsheet technology was extensively evaluated on everything from breakdown voltage, reflection and tensile strength to elongation retention, yellowing index and volume resistance. Here Zhongyi Bian, our Regional Business Director APAC, explains further...

How did this success happen? 

Looking back on the development of the photovoltaic industry over the decades, it’s clear that science and technology have been huge drivers of progress, with material innovations emerging one after another. Thanks to the joint efforts of everyone working in the solar industry, we are lowering the cost of power generation, and I really believe that clean, PV energy will soon be affordable for all. I’m delighted to say that backsheet materials are playing an important here: they have undergone many technological changes and are now clearly becoming not only more efficient, but more environmentally friendly.

What makes winning this award so special?

Since DSM’s acquisition of Suzhou Shunshine Solar Technology in 2017, we’ve been committed to developing environmentally friendly Endurance backsheets based on innovative materials and technology. The award winner, our B10 model, is a great example of this concept - and it has been widely recognized by many customers since we launched it several years ago. This award now provides all-important validation of our backsheet’s performance from a respected third party.

How does this fit with the wider DSM Advanced Solar story?

At DSM, our purpose is to create brighter lives for all. Our brighter living solutions are innovations and products that are better for the planet (Eco+) and/or people (People+) based on a total lifecycle approach. This is especially relevant for our solar portfolio, which is developed based on continuous investment in innovation – and has sustainability at its core. That means working closely with our customers to deliver products with excellent performance; that contain no toxic and harmful materials; and that are recyclable.

By sticking to these principles, we are making a positive contribution to the entire industry and we intend to continue this for many years to come.


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