Arch Develops New Solar Mirror Manufacturing Techniques


Arch Aluminum and Glass Co. Inc. has developed new mirror manufacturing techniques to meet the demand for lower-cost and more efficient concentrator photovoltaic units.

The new process for silvering and coating bent glass was developed by a new division within Arch named Solar Command. In addition to improving techniques for coating bent glass, the Solar Command production team was also able to speed up the manufacturing process. The lead-free nature of each product adds another sustainable dimension to the work of the new Arch division.

Arch plans to sell the solar mirrors directly to manufacturers of solar power generation equipment from its production line in Fort Pierce, Fla. Arch is also looking to partner with leading developers of solar power in the production of mirrors for concentrator photovoltaic units, as well as solar tower systems, heliostats, solar troughs and Stirling dish systems.

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