Though many industries were hit hard by the pandemic, solar power technology saw much growth. By early 2020, 13 countries awarded almost 50 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity to begin operating. Solar panel manufacturers also doubled their efforts to assist hospitals and essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Solar Market During COVID-19
The economical nature of renewable energy and an increase in consumer demand leads experts to predict more growth for renewable energy. Global concentrated solar power (CSP) is expected to reach a total market size of more than $2 billion by 2025. The cost of solar power is soon becoming cheaper than other energy alternatives.
There are several government policies and programs supporting the increase in the installation of CSP. Federal and state tax credits and funding awards from the U.S. Department of Energy are assisting in this growth.
How COVID-19 Affects Solar Power Applications
Maintaining water cleanliness and quality is a crucial step in solar power production. Minor complications, like a thin film of dust on a home solar panel, can significantly reduce the panel’s efficiency. When it comes to solar generation, mineral-rich water can leave a residue that will harm your solar industry products.
Wet stations play an important role in water cleanliness by using deionized water as part of the solar wafer cleaning process. This deionized water is completely mineral-free and won’t leave any film or particles on solar wafers.
Another crucial part of the solar wafer cleaning process depends on maintaining adequate deionized
water flow through the wet station. This is where it pays to use a quality flow monitor, like ChemTec’s 125 Series or 125 BP Series models, in Teflon. These flow monitors are small devices that can detect changes in the flow of fluid.
Our 125 T, 125 T BP, 500 T BP, and LPH Teflon models can detect the presence of as well as a change in flow. After detection, the product triggers an alert and can shut down the system if necessary. ChemTec’s flow monitors are intended for low-flow applications.
The Future for Solar
Growing demand for solar power products for PV segments demands that these energy sources are well-maintained and efficient. Our Research and Development team works directly with clients to design and build custom parts that can meet their unique needs. Learn more about the products and services we offer or get in touch with one of our distributors today.