Mortsel, Belgium: Agfa Specialty Products was announced the winner of the Solar + Power Award 2018 within the Solar PhotoVoltaic Material category for the breakthrough technology of their UNIQOAT backsheet product.
Agfa Specialty Products was shortlisted for their UNIQOAT backsheet technology by a panel of judges that includes people representing the Solar Industry value chain, associations, institutes and Universities. The industry then casted vote for the best company, project or product through an online voting process. This year Agfa won with highest number of votes beating other contestants in the Solar PV Materials category.
The 10th edition of the Solar + Power Award ceremony took place on September 26 in Brussels in the week that the city hosts the international EU PVSEC Conference on PhotoVoltaic Solar Energy.
Most solar PV panels use polyester films at their back side to electrically insulate and protect the solar cells and components. Whereas traditional backsheet structures require the lamination of several different types of film, each dedicated to perform a specific function, Agfa’s UNIQOAT is a single layer backsheet technology. While all functionality is included in one single film, it delivers beyond traditional laminated structures with highest reflectivity for increased power output and zero risk of delamination. More on www.agfa.com/uniqoat
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Specialty Products). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,4 billion euro in 2017.