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FLABEG Solar Opens New Mirror Plant Near Pittsburgh (posted 11/5/09)

November 5, 2009
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The factory is equipped to produce tempered solar mirrors in addition to the established monolithic untempered mirrors.

FLABEG Solar U.S. Corp. recently opened a new production facility for solar mirrors that are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. The new manufacturing facility is located in the Clinton Commerce Park near Pittsburgh International Airport. The factory, which will deliver parabolic curved mirrors up to 450 MW for PT plants, is equipped to produce tempered solar mirrors in addition to the established monolithic untempered mirrors.

“Our philosophy has undergone no change, but we want to be fully prepared for all possible changes in the law,” said Axel Buchholz, CEO, on the extended production range. “We expect some federal states will introduce standards for safety glass for concentrated solar power applications. Our core production will remain with untempered solar mirrors. As always, FLABEG continues to keep abreast of the changing demands of the market.”

Field tests indicate a breakage rate of 0.027% for FLABEG untempered solar mirrors. In the future, the facility will also be home to thin-glass applications for solar dishes and concentrated PV applications, as well as flat mirrors for power tower heliostats and linear Fresnel power plants.

For more information, call (724) 719-8529 or visit www.flabeg.com.

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