Fluoropolymers play a critical role in the development of alternative energy sources. Fluoropolymers have contributed to significant technical advances in solar power generation, production efficiencies in wind turbines, and the development of lithium ion batteries. The costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells have halved in recent years, with installed capacity sufficient to power 11.2 million American homes.1Source: Socio-economic Assessment of the U.S. Fluoropolymer Industry was commissioned with support from AGC, Chemours, Daikin and 3M, and developed by Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions UK. Fluoropolymers increase the production efficiency of PV cells, providing a potential yearly savings of up to $4 billion for US PV module manufacturers. Fluoropolymer coatings help solar panels and wind turbines withstand rain, hail and environmental contaminants.