Improving the Reliability of Renewable Energy
The lifetime of energy conversion components, such as micro-inverters and power optimizers is measured in years or even decades. The longer these components operate reliably, the more value they return to the original investment. Silicones are extremely durable materials able to retain their physical properties and outstanding performance under the environmental extremes, year after year and decade after decade.
As you seek to deliver higher value and lower system costs to target competitive end markets, Dow Consumer Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance silicone thermal interface materials, encapsulants, coatings, and adhesives for your energy conversion applications. You also get industry-leading expertise on how to improve the manufacturability, reliability and lifetime of your energy conversion PCB systems, and help reduce your cost of ownership.
For example, accelerated aging tests performed by Dow Consumer Solutions indicate that components encapsulated with our low-stress silicones can experience 60 percent less stress compared to components encapsulated with polyurethane. Combined with the ability to form strong seals that prevent corrosion from moisture ingress, the low modulus after cure of these encapsulants can help improve the reliability, durability, and resulting long-term value of solar micro-inverters and other high-value applications.