Between 2018 and 2020 Topsil Global participated in an ambitious project consisting of building an innovative solar panel with substantially enhanced efficiency. The solution had been elaborated by a team of engineers from EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, who had founded Insolight S.A., a company considered in 2020 to be one of the 10 best start-ups in Switzerland.

Optical layers produced by Topsil Global are based on SILASTIC™ MS-4002 Mouldable Optical Silicone manufactured by Dow, which combines high transparency and durability against outdoor exposure characteristic of solar photovoltaic conditions. These features are key in the two main achievements of the project: a record efficiency of 29% measured at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2018, and the validation of the technology on Insolight pilot site. We are proud to have contributed to reaching readiness by Insolight to scale-up the production of its high-efficiency modules that enable a dynamic control of conversion of sunlight into electricity, thanks to which the use of renewable sources in the production of energy will become even more attractive. The technology has also been validated for the use in  agrivoltaics.

“The outcome of this collaboration with Insolight and Topsil is perfectly aligned to Dow sustainability objectives and have opened new perspectives for improving further the optical layer design and manufacturing on large industrial scale, which Dow will continue to support beyond the initial scope of the Eurostars project” highlighted François de Buyl, TS&D Scientist in Dow Advanced Silicone Elastomers team.

“The outcome of this collaboration with Insolight and Topsil is perfectly aligned to Dow sustainability objectives and have opened new perspectives for improving further the optical layer design and manufacturing on large industrial scale, which Dow will continue to support beyond the initial scope of the Eurostars project” highlighted François de Buyl, TS&D Scientist in Dow Advanced Silicone Elastomers team.

More information on the project, innovative solution in the form of the photovoltaic panel and optical silicones is available under links:  Dow’s white paper and Dow SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicone.


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Słubica

ul. Graniczna 6
96 321 Słubica B
Tel.: +48 46 819 30 40
e-mail: kontakt@topsilglobal.com

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Skierniewice

ul. Fabryczna 78
96-100 Skierniewice
Tel.: +48 46 819 30 00
e-mail: kontakt@topsilglobal.com

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