ALUMINUM IN SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY
Since it was first commercialized nearly a century ago, aluminum has been transforming nearly every industry in which it is involved. This transformation continues today as aluminum is helping to shape renewable energy industries, such as the construction of solar panels. It’s amazing to realize that after decades, aluminum is still the material of the future.
Of course, at Viet Phap Shal Aluminum, aluminum is a metal that we still use and apply in production every day, however, the technical staff of Viet Phap Shal Aluminum are always surprised by the great applications of aluminum that our customers give in every order. If you are working in the solar industry or another green energy sector, we are an ideal choice to help meet your needs for high efficiency, high performance and reliable aluminum alloy products.
Advantages of solar energy products processed from aluminum of Viet Phap Shal
Aluminum is light in weight. And it’s extremely malleable, non-magnetic, and corrosion-resistant. It is also an excellent heat conductor. However, the most important thing we need to talk about is that aluminum is also a strong conductor of electricity. Compared to copper, which many people associate with electrical conductors because of its electrical conductivity, aluminum has a conductivity of 59% while the density is only 30%.
Silver is another material that is extremely conductive, but it is also very expensive when compared to aluminum. While the amount of aluminum needed in a new solar panel is twice that of silver, the raw material cost will be only 0.6% compared to when silver is used.
In summary, aluminum plays an important role in various types of solar power systems including concentrated solar panels (CSP), photovoltaic (PV) solar power and solar heat concentrator systems. The applications of aluminum and its alloys in these solar cell systems have all been explained above. In addition, the economic efficiency and the potential to open up new attractive markets are also worth mentioning.