Solar Machining & Parts Fabrication
Polymers used in Solar applications need to possess good transmittance, UV resistance, long term resistance to elevated temperatures and good general weathering resistance.
Vanderveer Industrial Plastics is not only able to offer these features in various plastics as raw stock, but as a fabricator, we also have the ability to machine to print any of the components needed for your Solar application.
COMMON PLASTIC MATERIALS USED WITHIN THE SOLAR INDUSTRY:
Polymers are an attractive option as they possess lower material costs and lower installation costs due to the overall reduced weight of material. Polymers do however; have certain limitations, such as durability and thermal properties. Additional information on the Thermal Properties of Plastics is available within our Product Literature.
Vanderveer Industrial Plastics has Engineers on staff that can assist you with any application questions you may have.
PLASTIC COMPONENTS ARE WIDELY USED IN THE solar INDUSTRY wihin the following applications:
- Solar power inverters convert the energy harvested by a solar panel system from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).
Commercial Power Cabinets
Low Temperature Collectors
- Low temperature collectors generally refer to unglazed or uninsulated flat panels for pool heating. These collectors are largely dependent on direct sunlight and warm weather conditions to work efficiently.
The use of plastics components instead of metallic ones offers additional advantages:
- Reduced material cost
- Reduced manufacturing cost
- Weight reduction
- Corrosion resistance
- Low coefficient of friction
As an added bonus, the potential for theft and vandalism is reduced as there is a significantly lower cost of components when compared to copper.