BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB:
BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials
from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules,
announced today that the company has recently filed a patent application to
protect the innovations behind its proprietary BioBacksheetTM-A, a bio-based
backsheet featuring an absolute moisture barrier for the thin-film solar cell
BioBacksheetTM-A is a three layer laminate film consisting of a 100 percent
recyclable aluminum foil center core sandwiched between two outer layers of
bio-based polymer films, making it a unique product in the industry.
“BioSolar's goal is to reduce the costs of solar modules and make solar
energy greener by replacing petroleum-based module components with bio-based
materials made from renewable plant sources,” said Dr. David Lee, CEO
of BioSolar. “Patent filing and protection of our intellectual property
is an important milestone as we continue our journey toward full-scale commercial
production for many of the company’s new products.”
This patent filing follows the recent news that BioSolar has not only accepted
the challenge of developing a backsheet with a water vapor transmission rate
of essentially zero, which is necessary for thin film solar module components
such as cad-telluride and CIGS, but also the initial pilot line run of this
backsheet was highly successful. Testing of these samples continues as the company
moves toward commercialization.
BioSolar’s complete line of backsheets meet or exceed the characteristics
of various testing and performance standards for the photovoltaic industry and
are expected to cost significantly less than petroleum-based films currently
in use by the majority of solar module manufacturers today.
BioSolar, Inc. has developed a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based
materials from renewable plant sources that will reduce the cost per watt of
solar cells. Most of the solar industry is focused on photovoltaic efficiency
to reduce cost. BioSolar is the first company to introduce a new dimension of
cost reduction by replacing petroleum-based plastic solar cell components with
durable bio-based materials.