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Energy is pervasive in every aspect of human life: energy is required for the working environment as well as for social activities and the SAES Group supports the companies that are producing, storing, transporting and saving energy by developing a variety of technical solutions and devices.

 

 

ENERGY PRODUCTION

Since the sun is becoming increasingly more important as a source for generating energy, the SAES Group has developed a special edge sealant, that includes a SAES dryer, for photovoltaic modules. Additionally, advanced Non-Evaporable Getters have been created to maintain and improve the vacuum in Concentrated Solar Troughs, namely solar collectors. The new sophisticated dispensable dryers are also dedicated to the growing organic photovoltaic industry. In cases where the photovoltaic junction consists of a thin film, the high gas purity in the process can be ensured by SAES gas purification technologies. The same gas purification technologies are also going to be used in the Hydrogen Economy where fuel cells will be widely employed. Furthermore, the SAES Group is active in supporting the nuclear energy industry by providing special getter alloys suitable for deuterium and tritium purification.

 

ENERGY STORAGE
The efficient storage of energy is becoming critical in order to supply energy at the right place and on time. After contributing to the first generation of NaS and Ni-MH batteries, the SAES Group is now really focused in delivering advanced solutions for gas management inside Li batteries for hybrid cars and stationary applications. The SAES Group could also make a technological breakthrough in developing getter materials that are able to absorb gases inside electrolytes: a clear example is the contribution of  the SAES Group to the Al capacitors and super-capacitors industry. The SAES Group is also proud to support new methods of storing energy such as flywheels, whose high vacuum levels are ensured by appropriate getter solutions.

 

ENERGY TRANSPORTATION

The transportation of energy is ensured by an evolving electrical grid that utilizes the SAES Group’s portfolio of advanced getters for vacuum switches and interrupters.

 

Finally, vacuum insulation is a key factor in reducing energy consumption of applications such as white goods.