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Did you know you can lower costs by using iglide bearings in solar power plants?

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On our way from Asan to the East  Coast, we passed a huge hybrid solar field. This field in particular created more than 40 megawatts, making it the largest in Asia.

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The company that runs this field is using iglide G300 flanged bearings in the hinges of the solar panels. The panels move with the sun, and the iglide bearings ensure the smooth motion of the panels, and will not seize up with dirt, dust, pollen, and other outdoor debris.

Operating and maintaining a solar field is very expensive. To save costs, the company decided to switch to iglide plastic bearings. All igus bearings are self-lubricating and maintenance-free, and are much lower in cost than traditional metal bearings. igus iglide bearings offer long life at low acquisition costs.

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Customers from all over the world rely on igus products, including ContentsLab LLC. The company’s solar power system can be installed either on its own, or in combination with a wind turbine to use borh renewable forms of energy in a hybrid way. iglide G300 plain bearings are used at all bearing points of the system.