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3M Completes Expansion of Solar Film Plant

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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 19, 2012 — 3M has completed the expansion of its Ultra Barrier Solar Film manufacturing plant in Columbia, Mo., a move that supports the increased demand for high-efficiency flexible photovoltaic modules. Designed to address the needs of flexible thin-film solar manufacturers, the film acts as a replacement for glass, providing high light transmission, good moisture-barrier performance and weatherability. The company says that large-area, lightweight flexible photovoltaic modules manufactured with the film can reduce the balance of systems (BOS) costs compared with rigid glass modules because the...Read full article

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