The Dow Chemical Company brings concentrated solar power expertise to Abu Dhabi
The Dow Chemical Company, a world leader in science and technology, will showcase its Performance Fluid Business, which has expertise in developing high performance fluids for solar projects worldwide, at the ongoing CSP, CPV, Thin Film Solar Summit in Abu Dhabi June 2-3, 2009. Dow expert, Christoph Lang, will participate in this summit and will demonstrate Dow’s global leadership in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry.
Dow’s Performance Fluid Business has innovative products that help to harness the energy of the sun creating better environmental sustainability. DOWTHERM™ A is a mixture of Diphenyl oxide and Biphenyl that have the high temperature stability needed to harness such energy. The primary role of DOWTHERM™ A is to collect heat energy from the sun and transport it to a power generating station that converts water into steam which in turn drives turbines to make electricity.
"The Dow Chemical Company has already or is in the process of supplying enough DOWTHERM™ globally.to generate over 500 megawatts of electricity from the sun. This positions the Dow Performance Fluids Business as the leading supplier of heat transfer fluids in the world for parabolic trough based solar systems."
Speaking at the summit, Christoph Lang, Technical Service & Development Specialist for Heat Transfer Fluids from Dow said, “With year round sunshine, the Middle East region has a tremendous scope for harnessing the multiple benefits of solar energy. With the launch of landmark environment-friendly projects like MASDAR, as well as a plan to raise solar power generation capacity to 1500 MW, Abu Dhabi is fast positioning itself as a hub of solar power capability and expertise.” He further added: “At Dow, we are committed to harnessing the true potential of the sun’s power in order to achieve higher environment sustainability standards. Industry-leading thermal fluid technology, world-scale production and vast supply capabilities are unique assets that make Dow the preferred partner of choice for solar power projects globally.”