Parylene Makes Solar Energy Possible

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Jul 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Jake Hinojoza

We've come a long way in the past 50 years for renewable energy, but even our highly advanced solar panels need a little bit of help every now and then. They've got a big job--and that means they need to be protected properly so that they can do that job in a variety of harsh environments and situations. That's where parylene comes in.

A Crucial Piece

Solar panels rely heavily on delicate electronics. The only problem is that these electronics can be difficult to protect in the wide variety of situations where solar panels are necessary--everything from watches to powering homes--and the small parts can be damaged easily. This means that the panels are exposed constantly to the elements and can wear down over time, but can only be protected by a coating that doesn't interrupt the function of each individual component. Our parylene experts know that parylene is the perfect choice because, in addition to being reliable, it offers:

  • Flexibility that allows the panels to be repositioned without ruining the coating or harming the electronics
  • Protection against gases, chemicals, extreme temperatures, and environmental hazards
  • Pinhole-free and long-lasting coating that puts a uniform coating across any area
  • Ability to efficiently coat even the most unusually shaped electronic components

This coating is known for being used in countless industries, but its unique properties make it especially useful in this case. Because parylene is lightweight, strong, and reliable, it is often used on solar panels to help make renewable energy a more efficient choice. Solar panels have a warranty of up to 30 years, but without protection, they often only last for half that time--so parylene is not just defending the panels and the delicate electronics, but keeping them functioning and reliable for longer periods of time.

If you're interested in learning more about parylene or would like a quote, contact us today!

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