DUNMORE FastCert™ Speeds Qualification for Photovoltaic Modules made with DuPont Tedlar®

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DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film laminates are now available through DUNMORE’s proprietary FastCert™ Solar Module Qualification Program. DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) and DUNMORE support the growing PV industry by assisting solar module manufacturers in obtaining certification of their PV modules faster and more cost-effectively.

Representation of a DUN-SOLAR™ photovoltaic backsheet using DuPont™ Tedlar® film

Representation of a DUN-SOLAR™ photovoltaic backsheet using DuPont™ Tedlar® film

“FastCert™ is a great advantage to our customers – it reduces time to market for qualifying new solar modules, and further improves return on investment." - John Jordon, Vice President of Sales for DUNMORE

DUNMORE Corporation announced today the extension of its exclusive FastCert™ Qualification Program in connection with its DUN-SOLAR™ photovoltaic backsheets utilizing DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) films - the industry standard for reliable, long lasting photovoltaic (PV) power output. DUNMORE FastCert™ helps manufacturers push certified products to market more quickly and cost-effectively.

“Certification is complex and challenging for the industry and a program that speeds and simplifies the process is valuable for any module maker who wants to get products to market more quickly and efficiently”, said Eric Romano, DuPont™ Tedlar® Marketing Manager. “In addition to our significant Tedlar® capacity expansion program, faster module certification is key to supporting continued strong growth in the PV industry, and we are pleased to be working with DUNMORE on the FastCert™ initiative."

The proprietary FastCert™ program streamlines three key elements of the solar module development process, from concept through qualification and on to production:
1. Product management: DUNMORE works with the module manufacturer to optimize backsheet design and to define complete program details.
2. Certification: DUNMORE provides product and program expertise to the module manufacturer prior to submitting any modules for certification such as UL, CSA, IEC etc. After submittal, Dunmore supports the module manufacturer in collaboration with the selected certification agency.
3. Supply of PV backsheet materials: DUNMORE works with the module manufacturer to assure the JIT delivery of materials for all phases of the program. Continuous improvement programs are put in place to assure a high level of customer service throughout the product life cycle.

FastCert™ can be used to effectively define milestones and advance projects with minimal associated time and cost. DUNMORE’s experience in the photovoltaic arena combined with a rapid and efficient development process provides the environment necessary to expedite the solar module qualification process.

According to John Jordon, Vice President of Sales for DUNMORE, “FastCert™ is a great advantage to our customers – it reduces time to market for qualifying new solar modules, and further improves return on investment. DuPont and DUNMORE share a commitment to quality products and helping customers succeed – together it’s a winning combination.”

DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films are part of the broad and growing portfolio of products represented by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, which connects science and technology from across DuPont on a global scale to help support the dramatic growth of the photovoltaic industry. To learn more about DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, visit photovoltaics.dupont.com.

About DUNMORE
DUNMORE Corporation is one of the world’s top film converters and a leader in photovoltaic backsheets. Over thirty years ago, DUNMORE designed and manufactured films for satellite solar arrays and continues today as a top PV backsheet manufacturer. For further information about DUNMORE film solutions for the photovoltaic industry, visit http://www.dunmore.com/solar.

DUNMORE also produces coated film, metallized film and laminated film substrates for the graphic arts, packaging, aerospace, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE is privately held and ISO 9001:2008 certified.

DuPont™ and Tedlar® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

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