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|Contact 1.||Erich Merkle
Phone: 0049 89 21963215
Products or Machinery
Almaden World module®
for all climates!
Cold climate with snow:
Low temperatures are prevailing in countries of the Northern hemisphere but also during the night in desert areas. All materials have to withstand temperatures below 30 ° Cel. and fast changes to high temperatures up to 85°cel..
Desert climate with very high temperatures of up to 85 ° inside the module (heat and electrical current being responsible). Also temperatures change in fast cycles when the sun come out and after sunset.
Many materials don´t withstand these changes over their lifespan of 30 - 40 years. Also cells should loose as little power as possible through temperatures
Cold climate with snow:
Sand storms are a threat to all surfaces and especially transparent ones.
The TUV sand storm corrosion test EN 60068-2-68 is a test of a full size module which is turned around so that all parts are exposed to the sand with different sand types at speeds of 20 and 30 m/sec.
Hot and humide climate:
In large areas of the world the climate is very hot and humide. This is a special threat to modules. Small H2O molecules leak into the modules.
A chemical reaction with must foils like EVA takes place and as a result, citric acid builds up.
The temperature rises and the acid boils, thus destroying modules over months and years. Also algues and other plants grow fast in hot and humid climate. Modules with frames are especially in danger.
Salt and also air-borne chemicals are very aggressive and a threat to the modules materials. Glass is the first choice to withstand these threats.
Please have a look at our videos with different applications:
Solar Roof Systems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThU2pIUClWM
Winter garden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZWnPgbghgc
Gas station: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYNepPXiKSY
All videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Hg45P1VuM
Company Background / History
In particular for applications in photovoltaic (solar glass). More than 120 million square meters of solar glass have been delivered in recent years to the solar industry .
More than 15 percent of the world´s installed solar modules produced with solar glass of Almaden.
The Almaden technology guarantees more than three percent more light output over a wide spectral range.
This is the key reason why the world´s leading producer of solar modules mainly use the ARC glass of Almaden for your premium modules.
The company has been awarded several national and international awards for their innovative developments.
In 2011 the company installed the first industrial production line for simultaneous anti-reflective coating
with a hardening process for extra thin solar glass with a thickness of only two millimeters.
The line has been jointly developed with the global market leader in Austria LISEC.
The ultrathin glass is more stable and durable than significantly thicker glasses with four to six millimeters.
The thin glass has a higher light transmission , saves energy and material costs and allows the construction of very light modules.
Along with German Engineers, the company developed a new generation of innovative glass - glass modules in terms of significantly improved properties with respect to power, life, Applications (semi - transparent ) and weight:
The company manufactures in China, covering an area of over 400,000 square meters,
as well as in Taiwan. Company milestones
- 2006: Foundation
- 2009: sales over $ 32 million
- world market share at 38 per cent ARC solar glass
- 2010: sales over $ 90 million
- world market share of 56 per cent ARC solar glass
- 2011: IPO in China
- 2012: Diversification :
ultra-thin solar glass with anti-reflective coating
- ultra-thin glass-glass PV modules without frame
- BIPV modules for building-integrated applications
- 2013: International diversification : USA, Australia , Europe, Africa