Flexible materials manufacturer joins Solar Electric Power Association
Alternative energy investment is leading more manufacturers to adapt their processes to produce products for these growing energy industries.
Increasing interest and investment in alternative energy sources is leading more manufacturers to adapt their processes to produce products for these growing energy industries. One of the most recent examples is Fabrico, a provider of design and manufacturing services for flexible materials. The company recently announced that it has joined the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).
Fabrico converts materials for bus bar, junction box tapes, protective or blackout layers, and electrical insulation tapes. The company’s expertise ranges from custom design solutions to expertly slitting sliver-free tapes for bus bars. Fabrico has also developed unique conversion methods for high-strength foam tapes that are used to adhere junction boxes to solar panels. In addition, Fabrico offers slitting, laminating, die-cutting, and printing services for thin film, rigid silicon, and concentrator technologies.
The company joined SEPA to gain access to the latest solar market research and a network of solar technology experts through their SEPA membership.
SEPA ’s mission is to facilitate solutions for the use and integration of solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their customers. SEPA hosts a variety of solar events throughout the year, ranging from national events, such as Solar Power Trade Show, to one-on-one counseling. Their 500+ membership ranges from electric utilities and electric service providers to manufacturers, developers, and installers.
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