Meeting global energy requirements may be one of the greatest engineering challenges of our time. From solar to wind to hydrogen, renewable energy will be the defining force of our future. Low friction bearings are a key component in renewable energy equipment that can drive efficiencies higher. Bearings are used for solar panel arrays, water turbines, wind turbines and electrical motors.
The Boca Bearing Company has a wide inventory of ceramic hybrid, full ceramic and stainless steel bearings that are suited for use in renewable energy applications. Specialty materials like high nitrogen steel, silicon nitride ceramic and titanium can help reduce torque and operational failure in addition to increasing RPM’s with less energy. The Boca Bearing engineering team can help you choose the right materials and manufacture your custom design.
Boca Bearings can also provide an ideal solution for solar panel gear boxes. Thin section bearings are required on panels installed on industrial buildings, for in ground-mounted systems as well as for municipal utility projects. Thin section bearings are available as deep groove, angular contact or in a four point configuration. Thin section bearings are ideal for saving space and weight while providing excellent stiffness and accuracy. Slewing ring bearings are also available upon request.