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White Paper: Aluminum Extrusions
for Solar Support Structures

Monday, September 14, 2009
Extrusion Americas, Linthicum, MD, a unit of Nor’s Norsk Hydro, has issued a white paper examining the role of aluminum extrusions as support structures in concentrated solar-power fields. Called “Seeing the Light: The Use of Aluminum Support Structures in Concentrates Solar Power Energy Generating Facilities,” the paper discusses the machinability of the extrusions, to provide optimum strength-to-weight ratios, and the recyclability of the materials. Hydro recently signed a contract to supply extruded-aluminum solar-collector assemblies for a new 75-MW field in Florida. Download the white paper at; learn more about Hydro’s solar business at


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