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High-Performance Plastics for Alternative Energy are Critical to Essential Applications

In the United States, about 20% of all electricity is produced by alternative, or renewable, energy sources. As carbon-free and sustainable energy practices continue to expand, the reliance on alternative energy will only grow. As the sector has become increasingly competitive due to declining costs and technological advances, high performance plastics in alternative energy have become essential in maximizing efficiency and productivity.

Advantages of High-Performance Plastics in Alternative Energy

High-performance polymers have long been utilized in the energy sector, and they bring many benefits suited to the renewable energy industry as well. It’s important to note that not all alternative energy sources present the same challenges. The needs of a high-performance plastic for a solar panel array will be different from the demands for components in a hydropower station, for example.

The versatility of advanced polymers, however, can adapt to what is needed depending on the application. Challenging environmental conditions are the norm for alternative energy sources, from extreme temperature fluctuations to exposure to UV light. Parts must meet these demands while providing other critical properties, such as corrosion resistance, robust mechanical strength, and electrical insulation properties. For example, bearings used in wind turbines and solar tracking can benefit from polymers with friction-reducing properties.

Here are some of the many applications served by high-performance plastics across the alternative energy industry.


  • Blades (and support)
  • Motors
  • Gear Boxes
  • Brakes
  • Accumulators


  • Panel & Chip Manufacturing
  • Load Centers
  • Combiner Boxes
  • Load Centers


  • Valves
  • Turbines
  • Gates
  • Transformer
  • Motors


  • Generators
  • Turbines
  • Condensers
  • Boiler Feed Pumps


  • Flanges
  • Pumps
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Well & Casing

Ensinger Works With High-Performance Plastics for Alternative Energy

Experience and expertise in working with a wide range of polymers and resins is a necessity when devising solutions for the renewable energy industry. Ensinger Precision Components has both and has delivered proven results using a wide range of materials. Our engineering assistance helps guide you to the right solution for your specific alternative energy application.

We can tailor your solutions further with a comprehensive line of manufacturing capabilities, including injection molding services, CNC machining and other advanced manufacturing options, and a robust quality assurance program. Ensinger Precision Components is ideally suited to help you incorporate high-performance plastics in alternative energy applications.