Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel for Solar
Chesterfield supplies hot dipped galvanized steel for the solar industry. Like many other alternative energy sources, solar fields are continuing to grow in popularity. The use of hot dipped galvanized steel for the solar industry provides a cost-effective and low maintenance solution.
What is Galvanizing?
Galvanizing is a manufacturing process in which a coating of zinc is applied to the steel to protect it from corrosion and rust.
What are the advantages of using galvanized steel?
Hot dip galvanized steel provides a number of distinct and crucial advantages for the solar industry. For one, it is corrosion-resistant, durable, and damage-resistant. It is also sustainable as it does not produce emissions. The low maintenance and minimal wear over time allow HDG to bring incredible long term cost savings to the solar industry. The zinc coating on the steel protects it from the elements of nature by allowing the sacrificial anode (zinc) coating to corrode first.
Types of Steel Used in Solar
The solar industry, in particular solar fields, utilize different types of steel, such as:
- High Strength Low Alloy
- Structural Grades
- Hot Dip Galvanized (HDG)
However, the most common type used is hot dip galvanized.
Steel Slitting: a process involving equipment with rotary knives with which a full-width coil is cut into the customer engineered widths and required coil size and weight
Roll Forming: a continuous metal forming process taking sheet, strip, or coil stock and forming (bending) it to a continuous cross section
Applications of Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
HDG has a purpose anywhere where the steel is going to be exposed to corrosive elements. Such elements can range from light and debris to precipitation and more.
Chesterfield supplies HDG steel coil and sheet into the solar industry, which is roll formed into the frames that the solar panels sit in.
Chesterfield understand the competitive nature of the solar industry and we are committed to providing the highest quality product exactly when you need it. Get in touch with our team of experts to learn more about how we can provide hot dip galvanized steel for your solar application.