SunFlash -- An entirely new concept for building-integrated PV. Final technical report, October 1997--June 1998

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This project team has investigated an innovative and entirely new building product concept, the SunFlash, incorporating a photovoltaic module with integral mounting and sealing for watertight building integration. It can be used as a roof-integrated shingle for slant roofs, for vertical curtain walls, or in other applications. Key features of the SunFlash include the following: an integrated module concept whereby the module, backskin, edge seal and mounting and sealing are all a single molded unit of the same material; an extension of this concept to include the possibility of molded-in electrical connections; a novel encapsulant material with better adhesion, sealing, ... continued below

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Farber, M.A. October 1, 1998.

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This project team has investigated an innovative and entirely new building product concept, the SunFlash, incorporating a photovoltaic module with integral mounting and sealing for watertight building integration. It can be used as a roof-integrated shingle for slant roofs, for vertical curtain walls, or in other applications. Key features of the SunFlash include the following: an integrated module concept whereby the module, backskin, edge seal and mounting and sealing are all a single molded unit of the same material; an extension of this concept to include the possibility of molded-in electrical connections; a novel encapsulant material with better adhesion, sealing, thermal creep, and UV stability properties than EVA; a crystalline silicon, glass-front module incorporating the advanced string ribbon solar cells; and accessories and features, including a module-integrated inverter, laminated exit wiring, mounting, and raceway wiring, that provide high-performance consistent with building practice. The objective of the SunFlash is a standardized, cost-effective, long-lasting solution to integrating and water-sealing modules into residential and commercial buildings, both new and retrofit.

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OSTI as DE99000978

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  • Other: DE99000978
  • Report No.: DOE/GO/10248--T1
  • Grant Number: FC36-97GO10248
  • DOI: 10.2172/676959 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 676959
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708229

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Farber, M.A. SunFlash -- An entirely new concept for building-integrated PV. Final technical report, October 1997--June 1998, report, October 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708229/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.