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Renewable energy
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Renewable energy

Constellium’s aluminium products contribute directly to solutions that harness the power of renewable energy, thanks to their lightness, high shine and impeccable surface quality.

Constellium’s contribution to energy sustainability

Solar farm

We provide both lightweight extrusions for solar panel frames and sub-frames and aluminium sheet with exceptional surface quality

Our products have applications in both solar and wind energy collection. For manufacturers of solar applications, we provide both lightweight extrusions for solar panel frames and sub-frames and aluminium sheet with exceptional surface quality for optimal energy absorption and brilliance of solar mirrors.

The cleanliness of solar mirrors has an important impact on its energy conversion efficiency, and our state‑of-the-art solution significantly reduces the amount of water needed to clean them.

Find out more about the use of aluminium in solar energy

Producers of wind turbines benefit from the lightness of our aluminium products, which facilitates mill spin, thereby optimizing energy harvest.  

Find out more about the use of aluminium in wind energy

As a leading supplier to key players that provide solutions using solar as a renewable energy, we make a significant contribution to global renewable energy targets. As a member of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation and the Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (solar industry), we support and contribute to the setting and achievement of the medium- and long-term targets, both nationally and internationally.

Governing energy consumption

Renewable energies are defined as energy sources that neither deplete the earth’s natural resources nor create added waste products. Governments are recognizing the vital role renewable energy can play in the reduction of carbon emissions and energy costs. With this in mind, they are investing in renewable energy technologies in response to emerging challenges such as climate change, energy security and energy access.

To foster the development of renewable energy solutions, many countries have fixed binding industry targets, requiring companies to adhere to precise timelines for converting to renewable energy sources. In Europe, current legislation (RES Directive 2009/28/EC) encourages solar thermal energy use, with a minimum share of 20% renewable energy sources required for every new building.

Find out more about renewable energy in the building industry 

Key-fact

Heat accounts for nearly 50% of Europe’s overall energy consumption. Major investments are needed in heat and cooling technology to secure energy supply in Europe and to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by 2020.

Last update 29 April 2015 Back to top