SOLAR ENERGY WHITE PAPER

The opportunity for growth in the global photovoltaic solar energy sector over the next decade or more is substantial, with the United States market alone estimated to grow to 7 to 10 times its current levels in just the next 5 years or so. Most of this growth will be fueled by silicon solar cell technology. The silicon solar cell segment of that market can be expected to generate revenues in the range of $14B to $25B in that time frame, assuming an average price for the cells is about $0.50 per watt of output power, a not unreasonable target.

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Powering Up Britain: Energy Security Plan

whitePaper | March 20, 2023

This Plan sets out the steps the Government is taking to ensure the UK is more energy independent, secure and resilient. Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine 12 months ago has put the need for energy security in stark perspective. Never again will we allow our energy security to be threatened.

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Leveraging advanced polyurethane resins and coatings to develop high-performance wind turbine blades

whitePaper | April 1, 2022

Covestro has applied its industrial expertise in high-tech polymer materials to develop innovative polyurethane (PU) solutions for wind turbine applications that offer performance benefits and lower blade costs. To evaluate the impact of our PU solutions for rotor blade applications, Covestro commissioned bewind GmbH, a specialist wind engineering consultancy company, to simulate the costs and benefits of these solutions in terms of production, operational performance, and turbine lifetime. The company evaluated three of our PU products: a pultrusion resin, an infusion resin, and coating raw materials for leading edge protection (LEP). The aim was to quantify the impact of Covestro polyurethane solutions compared to standard alternative products used on a typical offshore wind farm.

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Sustainability and eCommerce

whitePaper | May 7, 2022

With the unprecedented shift toward online channels, and rising conservation and climate change concerns, organizations are actively exploring ways to adopt sustainable models for their eCommerce business. Aware consumers are making sustainable choices and are ready to make impactful changes to their habits from ‘right now’ delivery to no-plastic packaging.

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Toward a new energy system: A holistic view of how we can shape the energy transition together

whitePaper | April 4, 2022

Energy is the beginning of everything, the basis of civilizational development and the foundation of all economic progress. To make it future proof, we need a balance of affordability, reliability, and sustainability. This includes a phase-out of coal, the expansion of renewables, the further development of H₂-capable gas power plants and grid stability services, as well as storage solutions that step in when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. Together, these steps and technologies can ensureenergy security and make a decarbonized energy system possible.

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Green Returns:Unleashing the Power ofFinance for SustainableFood Systems

whitePaper | July 25, 2023

Despite accounting for roughly one-third of global emissions, food systems receive a disproportionately low share of climate finance in comparison to other heavy-emitting sectors. The finance community has a unique opportunity to lead and catalyse a global food systems transformation.

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Organic Photovoltaics – Truly Green Energy: “Ultra-Low Carbon Footprint”

whitePaper | March 30, 2020

The global warming effect is unequivocal, and solar energy will play a major role in the most important battle of the 21st century: enabling increased energy consumption while minimizing the impact on our environment. In order to achieve the climate protection targets as soon as possible, the environmental impacts must be quantified and should be effectively integrated into the competitive process. TÜV Rheinland (Germany) has certified the environmental impact of the solar film HeliaSol�� to be below 16 kg CO2e/m² through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The result is an ultra-low carbon footprint ranging from 15 up to 3 g CO2e/kWh depending on the solar irradiation of a location.

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