Solar power has the potential to transform the global electricity industry. With the same dedication to innovation that characterises all its fields of endeavour, Borealis is now poised to enter the solar industry.
Recent technological advances in the industry are unleashing the full potential of solar power by making it affordable, and thus more widely available. Borealis is leading the way in implementing these vital and potentially revolutionary technologies.
The Borealis solar brand Quentys™ represents a significant advance in the reliability and affordability of the backsheets and encapsulant films used in solar panels. But this is only the beginning. Borealis aims to become one of the leading polyolefin suppliers to the photovoltaic market by 2020.
Borealis' pioneering solutions are transforming what is possible with photovoltaic technology. Featuring superior resistance to ultraviolet rays, a low rate of water vapour transmission, and no acetic acid or potential induced degradation (PID), these step-change innovations considerably improve the reliability and durability of photovoltaic modules.
The performance of these new backsheets and encapsulant films has been verified by several institutes and a variety of module producers. The technology offers a proven solution to increase power output and reduce output decay, with minimal risk of electrochemical defects.
As a new competitor in the photovoltaic industry, Quentys is introducing more cost-effective products to the market. For example, Borealis' innovative approach to the lamination process increases module reliability and cuts costs by removing the need for a chemical reaction. This avoids any waste from chemical damage and reaction failures, significantly reducing the time and expense of manufacturing.
There are substantial savings for the end user, too. Because this encapsulant solution is peroxide-free, module makers can use cheaper membranes that last up to five times longer.
Over the last 45 years, Borealis has established its reputation as a global leader in the polyolefin industry and a leading innovator in the energy sector. Its series of step-change innovations enables the company to deliver superior products to the solar industry whilst simultaneously driving down costs for end consumers. This makes solar a more viable energy alternative than ever before.