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Rotomoulding in Renewable Energy

With the worldwide drive to more sustainable forms of energy production, producers and large energy consumers are looking for more creative solutions to satisfy demand.

One such solution is floating photovoltaics (FPV) arrays. Solar panels are placed on a structure made of interlinked rotomoulded pontoons keeping them well above the water’s surface. The solar array systems are designed to take advantage of unused calm bodies of water such as ponds, lakes and reservoirs.

One of the greatest advantages of FPV, apart from its low impact on the environment, is the high level of solar performance from the panels due to their location in a wide open high reflection area affected by shade caused by tall buildings, objects or trees.

Additional benefits created by the rotomoulded pontoons in especially in the case of reservoir installations is the reduced of evaporation and algal growth

Another green energy solution has been the rapid developments of giant offshore windmill farms. 

Offshore wind farms consist of windmills constructed on huge steel legs bolted to giant concrete pads that sit on the seabed. Unlike their land based counterparts they receive constant a constant pounding from the waves putting them under additional 

 

This has meant the development of special rotomoulded polyurethane pads to act as elastomeric bearings to absorb the constant deformations and rotation forces caused by wave action.

benefits

Typical benefits of rotomoulding in the Renewable Energy​ Industry

  • Naturally Buoyant
  • Complex Shapes
  • All weather resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Comfortable to handle (hot and cold)
  • Consistent wall thickness
  • Corrosion proof
  • Durability
  • Easy repair
  • Eco-friendly
  • Economical
  • Even wall thickness
  • Flexible material
  • Food safe
  • Good load bearing properties
  • High impact resistance
  • Leak-proof reliability
  • Light
  • Longevity
  • Low maintenance
  • One-part construction (no seams)
  • Recyclable
  • Stress-free products
  • Superior strength
  • Temperature stable
  • Thick walls
  • UV Stable

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

There are many examples of rotomoulding in the Renewable Energy sector Uses are growing daily only limited by the imagination.

  • Platforms
  • Marker buoys
  • Pontoons
  • Storage tanks

business EXAMPLES

Rotational moulding provides for many businesses in their sector

  • Wind farms
  • Electicity producers
  • Solar array engineers

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