How Busbar Plating Contributes to Sustainable Energy Systems

The green and renewable energy industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and with good reason. With environmental concerns being such an important topic both domestically and around the world, it’s hardly surprising that companies involved in the production of new sustainable energy solutions are thriving.

When considering the generation and distribution of electrical energy, no matter what the source, busbars are a key component in keeping those systems running.

In this article, we are going to look at how busbar plating contributes to these systems.

Improved Conductivity

This is a key consideration for any energy system, but especially for sustainable energy sources. To improve the perception of renewable energy as a reliable power source, performance is all important, and, in terms of distribution, that performance is most often affected by the conductivity of the system’s busbars. Our busbar plating processes greatly improve conductivity, with tin plating and silver plating

Wind Power

Wind power is an effective form of renewable energy, relying on an inexhaustible resource to turn massive turbines that generate impressive amounts of electricity. In these systems, the importance of busbar plating is down to its durability as much as its conductivity. Constantly moving parts can result in wear and tear on the busbar components. Likewise, with many wind turbines stationed in the sea, you can expect greater incidences of corrosion from salt spray and humid conditions.

Solar Power

Solar power is another popular sustainable energy source, converting the sun’s rays into electrical energy that is then stored in massive photovoltaic cells until needed. Once again, conductivity is an important consideration for any busbars used in such a system, as it ensures optimal efficiency in the energy transfer. Just as important is the durability of the components, since solar panels are typically roof-mounted, potentially exposing the busbars to the elements.

Custom Busbar Plating Solutions from Karas

Here at Karas Plating, we can tailor our various plating processes to meet the unique needs of our clients in the sustainable energy industry. Whether you favour copper, aluminium, or CCA (copper-clad aluminium) busbars, we have the ideal plating solution for you. Contact the team today on 0333 121 0151 to discuss your requirements or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote for our services.