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Dow Corning Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) Centre:
Silicon-Based Innovation in Sustainable Energy

Vacuum Insulation Panels
Structural Glazed
Facade Technology
Silicone Sealants
Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Triple Insulating Glass Units
LED Lighting
Silicon Technology Centre
Solar Bonding & Module Finishing
Solar Module Encapsulation
Solar Cell Solutions
Wind Energy Solutions
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SEED - A Demonstration of Sustainable Innovation

As part of Dow Corning’s global research network, the Solar Energy Exploration and Development (SEED) research centre in Belgium contributes to the development and discovery of new silicon-based materials that are advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency. Built with the latest technologies in energy efficiency, the SEED acts as a demonstration of what can be achieved in sustainable innovation using silicon-based materials in high performance building.

Time-lapse construction SEED and sustianability

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Discover more about SEED and its sustainable design
• Learn more about Dow Corning’s sustainability approach
• Read press releases about SEED
• Download the SEED brochure (PDF)
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Innovation in Energy Efficiency and High Performance Building
The research complex was designed and built to showcase technologies developed by Dow Corning that contribute to achieving some of the highest energy-efficiency standards in buildings. It acts as a showcase for the extensive possibilities of energy-efficient architecture enabled by silicones and silicon-based technology.

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SEED site features
• NEW: Energy Efficiency and High Performance
 Building photo gallery Camera Green
Building-integrated photovoltaics
Innovation for Renewable Energy Generation
Dow Corning’s research portfolio for solar and wind energy solutions focuses on improving the performance, durability and efficiency and reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCE) of renewable energy technologies. Our scientists and engineers deploy their expertise to help customers meet the challenge of reducing cost per kWh and making renewables a viable energy option.

Learn more about renewable energy generation:
Innovation in action at SEED
• NEW: Renewable Energy Generation photo
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SEED laboratories


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