Energy from natural sources has become a critical factor for energy security around the globe and today aluminium plays a key role in the structures and systems that draw renewable energy from the sun and the wind.
The structures that hold in place the giant wind turbines and the photovoltaic panels are often located in the harshest of environments – where the wind blows hard and the sun shines persistently. For these renewable systems, designers need materials that can perform and aluminium has rapidly grown to be a key material in the sector.
Aluminium has become an obvious choice as a result of its key properties that ensure performance and the long life of the renewable system. Whether it is a giant solar farm covering tens of square kilometres or a domestic roof-mounted system aimed at taking a homeowner “off grid”, aluminium will be there.
Newer, sophisticated renewable energy systems, such as photovoltaic panel systems that track the sun, take advantage of the cost effective solutions provided by precisely extruded aluminium components.
Renewable energy designers make use of these key aluminium properties:
Our aluminium extrusions and sheet are used in: