The collaboration between Phoenix Solar and Dow Corning to bring a proof-of-concept PV installation to Dow Corning’s Michigan headquarters has been completed. The installation will allow both companies to work on commercializing a total solution using Dow Corning’s structural adhesives, which replace metal clamps, clips and bolts used to secure PV modules to mounting rails and are claimed to lower the total cost of labor and installation for a PV project.
“Dow Corning is an innovative company that already plays a prominent role in the solar industry, and they now have developed structural adhesives with the potential to reshape the way solar plants are built by dramatically reducing costs and installation time,” said Paul Caudill, CEO and president of Phoenix Solar. “We at Phoenix Solar share Dow Corning's vision of making solar power a broadly adopted renewable energy source around the world.”
The agreement between the two companies not only saw the completion of the proof-of-concept PV installation by Phoenix Solar, but additionally a 23kW demonstration grid-tied plant at Dow Corning’s headquarters. Both companies advised that they plan to continue to work together in the pursuit of further globally located solar projects.