BioSolar, Inc., US-based developer of bio-based solar cell components, announced that it will exhibit its BioBacksheet™ solar cell technology at a leading renewable energy exhibition in Korea. The company's bio-based backsheet for PV solar panels will be presented at the International Green Energy Expo, and event organized by EXCO, The Korea Energy News, expected to draw more than 30,000 visitors from over 17 countries April 8-10 at the Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center in Korea. Designed to replace existing petroleum-based backsheets for silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic solar panels, the first commercially available BioBacksheet™ is a highly water resistant and high dielectric strength bio-based material combined with cellulosic film.
"The BioBacksheet™ will not only reduce the costs associated with photovoltaic modules, but also make a global contribution to a source of true green energy," said K. M. Suh, president of Shin Ha, Inc., BioSolar's new Korean marketing partner. Ongoing expansion of the patent-pending BioBacksheet™ technology is also expected to accommodate copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic panels. David Lee, BioSolar's chairman and CEO indicates, "Whether solar cells are produced using crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon or other solar technologies, BioSolar can help reduce the cost per watt through the use of its lower cost bio-based materials by removing petroleum from solar cells, making solar energy a true green source of energy."