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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generation such as solar, wind, and hydro-power can benefit from the use of proven, sustainable materials such as galvanized steel.

Renewable energy generation has doubled since 2010, and has already surpassed projections to account for 17% of total energy by 2030. Throughout the last decade, tax incentives and growing interest on carbon neutrality have accelerted the construction of solar, wind, and hydro-power porjects. 

Although energy generation is transitioning toward cleaner resources, hot-dip galvanized steel has been a mainstay - used extensively in traditional power plants and now commonly specified in renewable energy infrastructure. 

As utility companies and specifiers design these projects focused on clean energy production, building them with sustainable materials goes hand in hand. Hot-dip galvanized steel is produced from natural, abundant resources (iron and zinc) and is 100% recylable without the loss of any physical or chemical properties. Additionally, galvanized steel provides unparalleled maintenance-free durability for decades - reducing the need for more raw material or energy consumption throughout the life of the structure. 

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Projected total energy generation from renewable sources by 2050
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