(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Manufacturers typically guarantee that solar panels will make it past their 25th birthday, however, recent reports indicate that the protective backsheets of many are cracking decades early. The source of their rapid degradation has been unclear but new research from NIST may offer answers that could support the development of longer-lived panels.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/nios-nsu031020.php