ENDURANS™ HP D15
The ultimate ‘all-purpose’ backsheet
The Endurans™ backsheet HP D15 raises the bar in performance/cost ratio. It’s a true all-rounder that delivers excellent moisture protection and sand abrasion resistance (plus outstanding mechanical, UV and chemical resistance) – but with a more affordable material stack based on a hard-wearing outer layer made from modified polyolefin.
Outstanding sand abrasion resistance & mechanical properties
We know that solar parks located in extremely hot climates need solar modules with equally extreme protection to combat the dry and dusty desert-like conditions. Sand abrasion is a particular challenge for solar parks in desert-like climates – and the D15 is superior in its segment in terms of both abrasion resistance and retaining its excellent mechanical properties.
Excellent moisture resistance
Unlike traditional PET-based backsheets, the core layer of Endurans™ HP D15 consists of modified polyolefin. This in turn delivers outstanding moisture protection, thus maximizing your power gain – and bankable uptime.
A proven backsheet
The Endurans™ HP D15 is a genuine one-off. In fact, it’s now the recipient of the world’s first integrated stress sequence accelerated aging certificate – from industry leading third-party testing and certification organization, TÜV SÜD. This tough material evaluation simulates natural conditions through a combination of damp heat aging, ultraviolet aging, high-and-low temperature cycle aging, and other sequences. What else would you expect from a product based on a proven HPO technology platform installed in 20 million modules worldwide – with zero failures?
A sustainable backsheet
Like the rest of our Endurans™ backsheet family, the Endurans™ HP D15 is fluorine-free with up to a 30% lower carbon footprint than traditional equivalents. It’s fully recyclable and leaves zero production waste. And by formulating the full material stack, we retain full control of product quality.
The ultimate in module protection
Today around 7GW of solar modules installed globally have our Endurans™ backsheets inside. That’s around 20 million modules – with zero failures: a proven backsheet solution.
Superior backsheet performance
Seven years of performance data from nine sites dating back to 2015 reveals not a single backsheet failure: no yellowing, no excessive abrasion, no chalking, and no delamination. In fact, we’ve seen evidence at sites that modules featuring the Endurans™ HP actually perform better than their counterparts in terms of energy yield and/or degradation rates. It’s why one of the world’s leading module manufacturers, Silfab Solar, has extended the warranty offered on modules featuring Endurans™ HP to 30 years. In short, the co-extruded backsheet Endurans™ HP D15 is built to last.
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Excellent performance / cost ratio
The analyst’s view
The numbers don’t lie, and neither do the analysts.
Black & Veatch: an independent assessment of our backsheet found many aspects to be superior and/or ranking among the top of the list compared to other commercially available backsheets.
Enertis (Technical Advisor): “Co-extruded polyolefin core backsheets have a lower probability of field failure than PET core backsheets. Consequently, a PV project using such backsheets will exhibit a longer useful life.”
Winner: AQM Award
Our Endurans™ backsheet was recognized at the TÜV Rheinland’s All Quality Matters Solar Congress in 2019, winning the ‘PV Component Backsheet’ category. The product was extensively tested and assessed on everything from breakdown voltage, reflection and tensile strength to elongation retention, yellowing index and volume resistance.
Mastering the art originality
Proving the concept of floating solar