MIDLAND — Dow Corning Corp. said Monday that its encapsulants will be used in a 15-kilowatt pilot project to install rooftop solar photovoltaic panels at Seowon University in Chungju, South Korea. LG Electronics will provide the solar modules.

Officials said that later, a larger array generating up to 1 megawatt of power may be installed for potential commercial usage.

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In addition to providing in-field demonstration of Dow Corning’s PV encapsulants, the PV system will provide side-by-side performance monitoring of the silicone and ethylene vinyl acetate module encapsulants.

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Said Dow Corning vice president Eric Peeters: “We anticipate these PV systems made with Dow Corning silicone encapsulants will produce the same improved performance and reduced panel degradation that we’ve demonstrated in lab tests.”

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Dow Corning provides more than 7,000 products and services to more than 25,000 customers worldwide. It is a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation. Dow Corning is equally owned by Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. and New York-based Corning Inc.