BP2’s integrated photovoltaic FIT VOLT panels (components of the SOLROOF system) will be manufactured solely using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, which is produced using a minimum of 75% scrap steel and 100% renewable electricity.
The official launch of the cooperation took place at the BAU, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems.
Speaking at an event to announce the partnership, CEO Mariusz Łach from BP2 said: “We have chosen ArcelorMittal as our steel supplier for all photovoltaic panels, appreciating the high quality of the XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel and the company’s leadership in the decarbonisation of the steel industry”.
Speaking at BAU, Tomasz Plaskura, CMO East Europe, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, said: “It is an honour to be able to support our longstanding partner BP2 in their mission to reduce CO2 emissions in their supply chain, through supplying XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel. This is a powerful example of the role of low carbon-emissions steel in the creation of the renewable energy infrastructure, that is needed at scale both here in Europe and worldwide”.
XCarb® recycled and renewably produced and SOLROOF
SOLROOF is an innovative photovoltaic system that was developed in response to the growing demand for clean energy. It is fully integrated into modular roofing and, thanks to proprietary solutions, allows for unique roof aesthetics and the use of different forms and shapes that are not possible when using a traditional photovoltaic installation.
Aesthetics are combined with the innovative technology and lightweighting of the integrated SOLROOF photovoltaic panels. This offers an alternative solution to heavy photovoltaic panels, with their visible mounting structure and cabling that is used in standard solutions. When designing the SOLROOF system, the manufacturer aimed to reduce the amount of plastics as much as possible, in line with the needs of the environment.
The XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel and other materials used in the SOLROOF system not only have a lower environmental impact, but they are also fully recyclable, giving a second life to subsequent products. XCarb® recycled and renewably produced flat steel is manufactured at ArcelorMittal’s mill in Sestao, Spain, and sent to other European sites for organic coating.
Cooperation with ArcelorMittal
The partnership with ArcelorMittal dates back to the early days of the BP2 group in the market. ArcelorMittal has supplied BP2 with a wide range of products, such as coated and galvanized sheets from top leading steel mills, including Eisenhüttenstadt (Germany), Gent (Belgium), Krakow and Swietochlowice (Poland). Large order tonnages require adequate communication, and to ensure a seamless flow of information between BP2 and ArcelorMittal, especially in terms of document transfer, we use the latest ICT solutions, which include EDI (Electronic Document Interchange) technology.
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