PFAS substances are a class of chemical compounds, used in several industries for their ability to create highly water repellent coatings. PFAS are extremely persistent within the environment, not breaking down over time. Some PFAS compounds have been linked to human health issues. As a result of their persistence and toxicity, those PFAS compounds that pose a significant risk have been banned from use and production, and subsequently replaced with safer alternatives.
This is why concerns have been raised about PFAS content in PV modules. Although PFAS are not usually used in solar panels because safer, effective alternatives have already been developed and commercialized. Moreover, no studies have shown the presence or leaching of PFAS from PV panels – either while they are in active use or at the end of their life cycle.
Aiming at environmental protection, for the production of its PV modules FuturaSun uses PFAS-free components, in particular for:
- Junction Box
FuturaSun is committed to further request and control that all of the components used in its modules are PFAS-free.