Alanod-Solar Introduces New MIRO-Fin Solar Thermal Absorbers for North American Flat Plate Collectors


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Black Lacquered Selective Surfaces Deliver Economical Advantage With Industry Leading Efficiency and Durability

ENNEPETAL, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/30/10 -- Alanod-Solar, the worldwide leader in advanced reflective and absorptive solar surfaces, today introduced two new solar thermal absorber surfaces that provide an economical, highly efficient, and durable solution for North American flat plate collector manufacturers.

The new mirosol® TS and mirosol® WP surfaces are black lacquered selective surfaces on aluminum that will also be available as laser welded MIRO-Fin® absorbers manufactured by Alanod-Westlake. Both materials will be on display for the first time in North America at Intersolar in San Francisco, booth 7922C from July 13-15, 2010.

'This is a quantum leap forward in technology over the black paint absorbers used in many collectors in the United States today,' said Andy Sabel, North American market manager for Alanod-Solar. 'Flat plate collectors built with Alanod-Solar's new absorbers can economically attain significantly higher levels of efficiency and durability than current collectors.'

Both new surfaces are designed for more rugged applications in higher radiation or DNI areas such as the Southwestern United States and Hawaii. These new surfaces feature a black selective surface to economically achieve a high level of efficiency and low emissivity. The selective coating means that these surfaces are far superior to traditional black painted surfaces used in more rudimentary solar thermal collectors. mirosol TS and mirosol WP are each guaranteed for ten years.

mirosol TS is specifically designed for high radiation areas. It boasts a high level of thermal sensitivity with 90 percent absorption and 20 percent emission. It features a lacquer coating on aluminum, and is insensitive to fingerprints.

mirosol WP has been developed for use in air collectors and along coastal areas with a high resistance to corrosion, even in salt-water environments. A lacquer coating on aluminum, it is hydrophobic and insensitive to fingerprints.

For more information about mirosol TS or mirosol WP, or to learn about the company's complete line of reflecting and absorbing surfaces for solar applications, please visit or call 1-888-52-SOLAR. Samples of mirosol TS and mirosol WP will be available for viewing at Alanod-Solar booth 7922C at Intersolar North America in San Francisco from July 13-15, 2010.

About Alanod-Solar
Alanod-Solar is a division of ALANOD Aluminum Veredlung, a thirty-year leader in surface solutions based in Ennepetal, Germany. Alanod-Solar leverages the world's most advanced development labs and production lines to create superior reflective and absorptive surface solutions. The company's long history of excellence and reliability set it apart in the industry, with the performance of its products leading to higher efficiency, better durability and an overall lower cost of systems for solar technologies.

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