Strong foundations with reduced environmental impact: ArcelorMittal's XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel

Backing up these assertions, ArcelorMittal, a leading supplier of steel globally including for the solar industry, joined pv magazine to talk about its solutions for strong foundation design and durability, including options for reducing environmental impact as part of its XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel programme.

Jérôme Guth, Head of segments & products business development, Corinne Dieu, product leader for metallic coated steels, and Jean-Louis Remlinger, solar market senior analyst, from ArcelorMittal provide updates on its efforts to continue to strengthen the corrosion resistance of its Magnelis® coated steel, including various coating options to increase the lifetime of solar investments.

Webinar topics include:

  •     The benefits of Magnelis® coated steel for foundations, poles, and posts in a solar system
  •     Trial results of high strength steels for ramming poles and the FEM model
  •     The benefits of high strength steel in terms of weight, cost, and CO2 footprint reduction
  •     Reducing steel’s CO2 footprint via XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel
  •     Q&A

 

Watch the webinar: Mounted PV - Steel foundations explored

In partnership with pv magazine, ArcelorMittal presented a webinar on solutions for strong foundation design and durability, including options for reducing environmental impact as part of its XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel programme. Watch the replay here!

 

Published: 8 December 2023

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Changing environments require new products

When it comes to solar PV systems, mounting systems are a classic focus for developers, EPCs, module suppliers, asset owners, and all key stakeholders. However, the very backbone of these setups is the solid foundation, and in this webinar, we dig into this often underestimated, yet critical, aspect of solar power.

Climate change is seeing rising weather variance across many parts of the world, with more aggressive storms, winds, and extreme conditions becoming more frequent. Solid foundations for solar plants not only resist high winds and provide a sturdy and stable base for the solar module mounting systems and associated BOM, but also distribute weight to avoid sinking into the ground. They are also relatively easy to install, and custom solutions are available.

New products are able to offer more benefits for owners without changing installation operations or techniques. The use of steel in foundations remains one of the most viable options offering robustness, infinite recyclability potential, and long-term durability, especially when combined with protective coatings.

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