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Lightweight and durable PVDF-SSPF composites for photovoltaics backsheet applications: thermal, optical and technical properties


Abed, Alaaeddin M. H. and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Mohamed Yusoff, Mohd Zuhri and E. S., Zainudin and Al-Oqla, Faris M. (2019) Lightweight and durable PVDF-SSPF composites for photovoltaics backsheet applications: thermal, optical and technical properties. Materials, 12 (13). art. no. 2104. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1996-1944


Photovoltaic module backsheets are characterized according to their thermal, optical, mechanical, and technical properties. This work introduces new fabricated backsheets for PV modules using polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) reinforced with short sugar palm fiber (SSPF) composites. The preparation of composites undergoes multiple phases of fabrication. Thermal, optical, and technical investigations of their properties were conducted. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, in-situ scanning probe microscopy (SPM), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermal mechanical analysis (TMA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and prolonged technical testing were accomplished to expansively understand the complex behavior of composites under various conditions. The optical properties of PV backsheets are critical components in determining the reflectance, absorbance, and transmittance of light. The PVDF–SSPF composites exhibited exceptional compatibility and thermal stability, further revealing a homogenous composite structure with enhanced interfacial bonding between the short fiber and polymer matrix.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12132104
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Keywords: Photovoltaic applications; Backsheets; Natural fiber composites; Optical properties; Thermal properties; Technical properties
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 10:30
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/81228
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