For more than 30 years, 3M has been a trusted solar material supplier. From engineered films to modular assembly solutions, 3M solar energy materials 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.
For solar module and solar component 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.
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.
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 solar power energy solutions that enhance reliability and help improve the performance of your solar technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.