FRIENDSHIP is pleased to announce that our newest paper about electroplating of selective cobalt-chromium coating is now published online in the journal of Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells.
The paper, Environmentally sustainable electroplating of selective cobalt-chromium coating on stainless steel for efficient solar collectors, was written by Absolicon Solar Collector AB and the Department of Physics of Umeå University and it is based on the research work on electroplating of selective cobalt-chromium coating for solar collectors.
Indeed, the most important component in a solar collector is the receiver, which by use of a selective surface absorbs and converts solar irradiance to thermal energy. In the article, a novel selective surface for low-to mid-temperature solar collectors is developed, studied, and presented. The surface is produced by electroplating a cobalt-chromium coating on a stainless-steel substrate using an electrolyte based on a deep eutectic solvent. The method described makes electroplating more sustainable, efficient and competitive to industry standards.
Congratulations to the authors!