November 2018

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NACIA 2019 Call for Submissions

The Copper Development Association (CDA) and Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) call for entries of outstanding copper building projects for submission to the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, a program which recognizes and promotes outstanding application of architectural copper alloys.

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Marine Environments and Other Copper Alloys

New information has been added for uses of other copper alloys in marine enviroments including aluminum bronzes, brasses, copper-silicon, and beryllium copper. 

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Storage, Solar, and Wind

Three reports newly published forecasts the demand of copper in energy storage, solar, and wind markets. Read more about the needs of copper between now to 2027 to meet the ever growing needs of sustainable energy initatives. 

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North American Energy Storage Copper Content Analysis

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This report quantifies the expected copper demand for energy storage installations through 2027. It’s estimated that copper demand for residential, commercial & industrial, and utility-scale installations will exceed 6,000 tons yearly. Current models predict that by 2020, demand will have doubled 2018 levels to reach nearly 1,000 metric tons of copper content.  
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North American Solar PV Copper Content Analysis

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This report presents a forecast for the North American solar PV market through 2027. Between 2018 and 2027, North America is expected to install 137 GW of residential and commercial & industrial solar capacity as well as 125 GW of utility-scale solar. This forecast also estimates during the same timeframe nearly one million tons of copper will be needed for this growing technology.
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North American Wind Energy Copper Content Analysis

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This report analyzes copper’s growing use for renewable wind energy through 2027. Between 2018 and 2027, it’s estimated 48,721 MW worth of wind energy installations will be constructed with an estimated demand of 4.76 tons of copper per MW. 
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