German chemical agency BASF and Jiangsu Worldlight New Supplies, a Chinese language language PV panel physique specialist, have developed a model new photograph voltaic module physique product of glass fiber-reinforced polyurethane (PU) composite, blended with a water-borne coating decision.

“The PV physique, made with an industry-leading full decision that ends in an 85% low cost in product carbon footprint as compared with aluminum frames,” BASF said in an announcement. “The water-borne coating decision extra reduces the emission of dangerous pure compounds by larger than 90%.”

BASF and China’s Oriental Yuhong lately started collaborating on the occasion of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membranes for the rooftop photograph voltaic market. Their plans are in keeping with China’s GB55030 development necessities, which require provides to last a minimal of 20 years.