High-performance material technologies from Morgan Crucible are used extensively in the energy sector. Our advanced solutions help to increase the efficiency of both renewable and traditional energy generation.
Examples of recent applications include:
Wind turbine generators
Advanced engineered solutions from Morgan Crucible play a key role in wind energy generation. From manufacturing turbine blades to power slip ring systems and environment specific brush-holders, we supply components that help to optimise generator performance in virtually any type of climate and provide an efficient renewable energy source.
Ceramic’s superior physical, thermal and electrical properties make it a reliable and cost effective material for the harsh environment found in solar cell manufacturing. Morgan Crucible is providing high-performance components and insulations to leading solar cell manufacturers, enabling them to improve the efficiency of silicon wafer and thin-film photovoltaic manufacturing processes.
Insulation in power stations is vital in minimising energy losses and increasing efficiency. Morgan Crucible’s next generation high-temperature insulation wool – SuperwoolR – is the preferred solution for duct and boiler-insulation in heat recovery steam generator systems. It can improve power plant insulation systems by up to 20% compared to conventional systems thereby reducing energy loss and enhancing sustainability.
LEDs are fast emerging as the most energy-efficient light source, using 90% less power and lasting 50 times longer than conventional incandescent light bulbs. Morgan Crucible designs and manufactures high-performance solutions for the efficient manufacture of low-power LEDs, from insulation for the melting of sapphire to components for chemical deposition of silicon carbide. This helps LED manufacturers reduce the costs of developing more environmentally friendly light sources.