Covestro and KerTec collaborate to boost solar park performance
Covestro’s ARCA® coating solution can boost solar efficiency gain by up to 3%. ARCA® has been used in several multi-megawatt capacity solar parks worldwide.
Today, Covestro announced they have joined forces with KerTec, a premier maintenance services provider for solar parks, to expand the use of ARCA®, Covestro’s retrofit anti-reflective coating solution, in solar parks across North America.
As solar park owners seek new ways to boost performance, ARCA® leverages Covestro’s proprietary core-shell particle technology and decreases the amount of reflected light to capture more solar energy. Since ARCA® has already been utilized in solar parks around the world, KerTec seized the opportunity to work with Covestro.
“We are excited to work with Covestro’s proven coating solution to deliver new value-added services to solar park customers in North America,” says Rhett Kerby, managing partner for KerTec LLC. “At the end of the day, we want solar park owners to get the most out of their solar assets when working with us.”
“Covestro’s retrofit anti-reflective coating solution is the next frontier for renewing solar parks in North America,” according to James Wolfe, growth businesses commercial manager at Covestro North America. “When solar park owners ask how they can continue to maximize solar park performance without the challenges of replacing modules, they now have access to Covestro’s retrofit coating solution.”
Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of EUR 18 billion in fiscal 2022. At the end of 2022, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 18,000 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
About KerTec, LLC.:
KerTec, LLC. is an environmental reclamation company with a focus on vegetation management and erosion control. With its science-based solutions to environmental problems, KerTec helps keep green energy green. KerTec supports projects across the United States in oil & gas, solar energy, wind energy, and mining industries. KerTec can be engaged in pre-construction, during construction, or O&M phases to aid in the long-term success of any project.
ARCA® is a registered trademark of Covestro Group.
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