Adhesives for solar panels

Scott Bader has reportedly supplied its range of structural adhesives with primer products from surface technology specialist Oxeco to help bond a range of solar panel structures.

This includes aluminium, steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and composite structures for the construction, transport, automotive and leisure industries.

According to the companies, the bonding solution allows flexible solar panels to generate green electricity on structures where this was not previously possible due to the weight of traditional solar panels. Flexible solar panels are up to 80% lighter when compared to traditional glass-faced solar panels and can conform to a larger range of surface curvatures.

 “This technology is a game changer offering a simple and effective way to bond flexible solar panels for a variety of applications,” said Jonathan Stowell, group strategy director at Scott Bader.