Since the turn of this century, Solar Solve Marine has been extensively promoting the environmentally friendly aspects of its SOLASOLV and ROLASOLV product ranges. The company has always concentrated particularly on the former because it is the major product manufactured and is claimed to have been the global brand leader in its field ever since it was launched 30 years ago.
In 2001, to quantify more specifically the actual value of cost savings that can be made, Solar Solve Marine commissioned an International Laboratory specialising in Building Environments and a highly qualified researcher with BSc MSc PhD PGCE CPhys MIoP qualifications, to carry out tests from data supplied by the company in association with other information available to the laboratory.
For various types of vessel on hypothetical routes and with SOLASOLV screens in use at the navigation bridge windows, a random selection of potential savings in air conditioning power were calculated. In the case of a ferry that had a large wheelhouse, en-route from Hull to Amsterdam with SOLASOLV Silver shade film roller sunscreens in use, it was estimated that power savings could be as high as 81%. That would also result in associated savings in cost and a reduction in air-pollutant gas emissions. All very good news for the ship owner, the crew and the whole world. The cost savings can offset the initial financial outlay of installing solar roller sunscreens.
A more detailed report on the laboratory tests and the researcher’s conclusions can be read on the dedicated BE GREEN page of Solar Solve’s website at www.solasolv.com/be-green-in-2018-with-solar-solve-marine/ which contains a lot of other information about this very important subject.
As well as Solar Solve’s ability to help improve the environment directly through the effectiveness of their products in this respect, the company also looks for opportunities to be associated with projects aimed at improving the environment for future generations.
In April of this year Solar Solve was approach by Southampton Hydro Team for sponsorship. The group of students, from the Universities of Southampton and Southampton Solent, were participating in the HydroContest and Solar Solve was happy to agree, especially to such a worthwhile venture.
The younger generation especially, are all acutely aware that radical changes have to be made to the way the world population makes use of the available resources, to create the energy needed to enable our existence and our current quality of life. They know we are going to have to change our lifestyle, if we want to avoid the terrifying after effects of continuing to live the way we do now.
The only sensible way forward is to stop using non-renewable energy sources; put even more effort into utilising renewable energy sources and continue research and development into maximising the conversion of renewable energy into actual useful energy.
SOLASOLV roller sunscreens reject up to 93% of glare, 87% of heat and 99% of uv light from the sun. They not only ensure personnel work in a much improved and safer environment but they contribute towards enhancing the carbon footprint via reduced air conditioning power consumption with an associated saving in running costs.
They are equally effective at any type of window, especially where people work and need to see out of a window as part of their procedures. Vessel Traffic Services for example, is an important operation that can be stressful and Solar Solve Marine have supplied their Type Approved products to Port Authorities world wide to assist with their operators’ health and safety.
The message from the team at Solar Solve is quite simple, “To Be Green, Think Green”.