Big demand for Emirates Insolaire solar glass
Dubai, June 11, 2014
Emirates Insolaire, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments, said it has been getting an overwhelming reponse from across the globe for its revolutionary solar glass technology.
A pioneer in the development and application of new solar technologies, Emirates Insolaire is part of Glass LLC, a joint venture between Dubai Investments and a solar technologies and products leader SwissINSO.
The company uses Kromatix technology for its solar glass panels, and the entire production process is in place at the Emirates Glass manufacturing facility in the UAE.
Emirates Insolaire said its revolutionary solar glass technology has generated a lot of interest, enquiries and first orders from across the globe.
After having shipped the first few thousand square meters for demonstration and certification purposes, the Emiarti firm is now manufacturng the first-of-its-kind coloured solar glass panels for export.
It has alsready started the production process of 20,000 sq m for the European market, in line with its commitment to adhere to industry best practices and quality standards.
The demand and market potential for the coloured solar panels can be gauged from the fact that Emirates Insolaire has received enquiries from across the world, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, as well as from all European countries, Asia and the US.
Emirates Insolaire had recently showcased the world’s first coloured solar products at Intersolar Munich, the largest exhibition for the solar industry, which was held in the German city from June 4 to 6.
The latest innovations in Photovoltaics and solar sector were on display and Emirates Insolaire generated a lot of buzz and product demand at the iconic exhibition.
Rafic Hanbali, the managing partner of Emirates Insolaire, and the chairman and CEO of SwissINSO said: "We bring, exactly at the right moment, a revolutionary product to the table, which has a huge latent demand across the globe from markets which were waiting for it."
"Our breakthrough glass is optimized for both photovoltaic modules as well as solar thermal collectors. In particular, the solar PV industry has reached a critical tipping point, with end-market demand hitting rapid growth levels almost every quarter – so we are quite bullish on our future prospects," stated Hanbali.
In particular, the photovoltaic market has grown 40 per cent year-on-year. The number of installations foreseen for 2015 is 160 GW – approximately 800 million sq m of glass. Furthermore, the share of BIPV [Building Integrated Photovoltaic] for roofs and facades, one of the specialisations of Emirates Insolaire, is witnessing the quickest growth.
"This could be for legal reasons (such as the European Union decree for zero energy buildings), or economic reasons, or simple logic. The future will rather see each building or group of buildings producing their own energy needs and not receiving energy, independently of the energy source at that place, from remote locations with high land cost and high energy transportation cost," stated Hanbali.
"What was not easily accepted earlier for aesthetical reasons, is now possible with the energy elegant dress that Emirates Insolaire can put on every house and building, bringing an important relief to our home planet, and a financial one to the energy user," he added.-TradeArabia News Service