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Renewable energy


Solar panels

Many different solvents are used to make solar panels, from the adhesives that bind them together to the fluids that clean them.  Solvents are also used to make high performance, thin-film solar panels, which are more efficient than most current ones.



Solvent-based coatings containing methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) or hydrocarbon solvents help protect the supporting columns and blades of wind turbines in the North Sea.