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About 3M Solar Energy

For more than 30 years, 3M has been a trusted supplier of advanced materials for the solar industry. From engineered films to modular assembly solutions, 3M products are engineered to enhance performance, help improve reliability, and help drive down the critical cost per watt. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced films, tapes, coatings and adhesives, we have the ability to supply products and provide technical support around the world.

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    Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

    For solar module manufacturers, 3M offers module assembly & light management product solutions that enhance the module reliability, boost module power output, and enhance the movement of electrons within the modules. That all helps to improve your manufacturing process, lower the critical cost per watt and improve your potential profit.

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    EPC/Installer

    For EPCs and Installers, learn about solar modules that are enhanced by 3M technology and explore our offering of field-applied solutions that support quicker installations of solar arrays and the long-term durability and performance of the modules.

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Product Categories for 3M Solar Energy

With a portfolio of more than 45 advanced core technologies and a 100+ year history of industrial innovation, 3M is uniquely positioned to help you develop solutions that enhance reliability and help improve the performance of your solar technologies.

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    Solar Tapes

    3M is a leading manufacturer of tapes for a variety of applications and industries. We offer a broad range of high performance and specialty tapes for bonding, protecting and masking and conductive and dielectric tapes that collect and route electrical charge in solar modules. 3M Solar Tapes can help you control costs, enhance efficiency, speed assembly and improve reliability.
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    Solar Films

    3M is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced films, including materials that provide a barrier against moisture, precision-coated structured films that help increase module power, and dielectric products that help improve the aesthetic of the module.

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    Solar Coatings

    The 3M coating portfolio includes water-based and solvent-based products that help increase front glass transmission, thereby raising solar module efficiency. 3M provides coatings for both factory and field application.

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Applications for 3M Solar Energy Products

3M offers a broad range of products and technologies for a variety of applications in the solar industry.
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    Crystalline Silicon

    3M solar materials leverage years of weathering science and durability testing to perform in the module for the 25+ year lifetime of a c-Si module. At the same time, these advanced materials help increase energy output, enhance durability, and improve the assembly process of the module – driving down the cost per watt.

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    Thin Film

    3M solutions for thin film modules range from conductive and dielectric tapes that collect and route electrical charge to enhance the movement of electrons within the solar module, to barrier films that replace glass and enable flexible module form factors and higher throughput module attachment solutions.


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3M Solar Energy Video Library


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With over 100 years of experience in manufacturing roll goods, 70 years developing products for outdoor applications, and a 40-year history of applying 3M science to the renewable energy industry, 3M is ideally positioned to provide the solar power industry with innovative, reliable solutions.


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Contact us today to see how our renewable energy expertise can help you increase the performance and reliability of your modules.

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