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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 supports the companies that are producing, storing, transporting and saving energy by developing a variety of technical solutions and devices.



Since the sun is becoming increasingly more important as a source for generating energy, the SAES 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. New sophisticated dispensable dryers, active fillers and active barrier sealants are also dedicated to the growing organic photovoltaic industry. Furthermore, the SAES is active in supporting the nuclear energy industry by providing special getter alloys suitable for deuterium and tritium purification.


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, alkaline batteries and Ni-MH batteries, the SAES is now really focused in delivering advanced solutions for gas management  in battery-powered devices and inside Li batteries for hybrid cars and stationary applications. SAES R&D laboratories are also developing getter materials and solutions that are able to absorb gases inside electrolytes, a clear example is the contribution of  the SAES to the Al capacitors and super-capacitors industry, besides the already mentioned Li-ion batteries.  The SAES is also proud to support new methods of storing energy such as flywheels, whose high vacuum levels are ensured by appropriate getter solutions.



The transportation of energy is ensured by an evolving electrical grid that utilizes the SAES’s portfolio of advanced getters for vacuum switches and interrupters and getter pumps and getter materials, which maintain and improve the vacuum necessary for thermal insulation of High Temperature Superconducting cables.



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