Dow showcases solar tech at Dubai expo

Post date: May 15, 2013 10:02:33 AM

The Dow Chemical Company is showcasing its innovative range of solutions for the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry at a major exhibition that opened in Dubai today (May 14).

The CSP Menasol 2013 fifth North Africa & Middle East Solar Conference & Expo will conclude tomorrow.

Dow will be showcasing a range of solutions including Dowtherm A, the world’s leading specialized high temperature heat transfer fluid. Dowtherm A is used in more than 35 of the largest CSP projects around the world. Combined, these projects generate over 2 GW of energy, power almost one million homes and save more than 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

CSP is a proven technology used around the world which has recently begun to make inroads in the local market, said Carolina Barrios, market development manager for Dow Heat Transfer Fluids.

“The Middle East is seeing significant investment in solar power as the region seeks to adopt sustainable sources of energy, a fact that is emphasized by recent announcements and ongoing initiatives,” she added.

“Dow applies a total solution approach to serving the growing Concentrated Solar Power industry.

“Through our advanced fluid technology, world-scale production capacity, tailored supply chain and logistics capabilities, in-depth technical support, and fluid regeneration opportunities, Dow is best placed to support our CSP customers’ success and the Middle East CSP industry’s growth.”

In addition to meeting the demand for the high temperature heat transfer fluids needed for CSP installations, Dow also offers a diverse range of engineering support services and training programs to help operators monitor and maintain fluids, ensuring maximum system efficiency with minimum downtime.

The company also provides production and logistical solutions to meet the high volume fluid requirements of CSP plants. Included are complex fluid staging and delivery systems to meet narrow installation timeframes at plants in often remote locations.

CSP Menasol has become the primary meeting place for the region’s solar professionals, attracting delegates from India, China, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Germany and the US

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