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Posted: May 6, 2010
Large-Scale Solar Energy Plant Boosts DFI's Expansion
(Nanowerk News) Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the showcasing of its patented techonology at Italy's upcoming SOLAREXPO 2010 (May 5- 7) through its Strategic Partner Aktarus Group, the Milan-based Nanotech Group and DFI's Licensee. DFI also announced the specification and utilization of its flagship Diamon-Fusion® patented nano- coating at a large-scale solar project by one of the world’s largest power companies. This large-scale project will expand DFI’s renewable energy applications of its proprietary coating system to the solar panel market, increasing awareness of the varieties of applications available to the renewable energy marketplace through DFI’s product line. Diamon-Fusion® has been specified to be fashioned at this large-scale project as a valuable low-maintenance (easy-to-clean) feature to reduce on-going cleaning costs. DFI’s eco-friendly nano-coating also eliminates the need for harsh chemicals thus creating a more green environment.
This solar panel project represents the first application worldwide of the integration of a gas burned combine cycle power plant and a thermodynamic solar energy system. This large-scale, high yield operation will produce electricity from the sun’s energy, even at night or under cloudy conditions, as a result of a mixture of salts in the water, capable of conserving heat absorbed during the day for extended periods of time. This large solar plant will add 20 MW to its capacity, replacing the equivalent of 12,500 tons of oil consumption annually, while reducing CO2 emissions by 40,000 tons. DFI’s flagship Diamon-Fusion® Nano-coating will be applied directly to the solar panels’ glass substrate, protecting the system from environmental elements, by providing a low-maintenance feature along with a barrier from damage caused by hard water, oil, smog, calcium and sodium deposits, and dirt, while providing UV stability, impact protection and increased brilliance.
“We’ve had a vast interest and great acceptance of the DFI nanotech products within multiple renewable energy sectors in Italy, and throughout Europe, and are confident in value-added product offerings DFI’s innovative nano-coating technology present to the solar energy market; this project represents a very significant first step toward introducing the patented Diamon-Fusion® nano-coating in multiple solar energy projects throughout Europe”, said Paolo Spinelli, Managing Director of Aktarus Group SRL.
“We are thrilled to partner with a world-leader in renewable energy on this ground-breaking solar plant project”, stated Guillermo Seta, executive director of DFI Global Operations. “The Diamon-Fusion® nano-coating offers a significant added-value to this particular project and we are pleased to showcase the multi-functional capabilities our patented system provides.”
About Diamon Fusion® International (DFI)
For over a decade, Diamon Fusion® International (DFI Nanotechnology), a California-based and privately-held US company, along with its research team have produced and distributed variety of products designed for the restoration, protection and maintenance of silica-based surfaces, such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. The breadth of DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products only available through authorized distributors (licensees) to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Through consistently introducing innovative products and educating the industry on the benefits of surface coating technologies for glass and glass-like surfaces, DFI has become a worldwide leader in coating products and services. DFI has representation and distribution centers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.