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Inserting a solar cell in a curved composite part

News International-French

28 Feb 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - A new fabrication process developed by ID Composite and the Saint-Brieuc Institute of Technology makes it possible to insert a solar cell in a composite material.

Using this process, it is no longer necessary to mount a solar panel on the part, thus eliminating extra weight, leaks risk and unsightly appearance.

The cells are embedded in the infusion-moulded composite parts without overthickness or design restraints because they are flexible and can be fitted on curved surfaces.

These parts including solar cells are light and strong, fully integrating the cell. Ready-to-connect wires are embedded in the composite. This process can be used for street furniture (bus shelters...), roofing or car body components.



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