Alusín Solar, Avilés Asturias based Spanish company specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of metal structures for solar panels, and ArcelorMittal, are collaborating to reduce the CO₂ footprint of Alusín Solar products.Alusín Solar, a Spanish company that has supplied structures for the installation of solar panels representing a generation capacity of more than 850 MW in more than 32 countries, has signed an agreement for the purchase of ArcelorMittal's XCarb® Recycled and Renewably Produced steel products with Magnelis® coating, a metallic coating that provides a very high level of protection against corrosion. XCarb® Recycled and Renewably Produced steel products are manufactured using 100% renewable electricity and a very high proportion of recycled scrap.As part of this collaboration, Alusín Solar has carried out the first driving production tests for solar structures using Magnelis® coated steel, a much more efficient method than the production of structures with galvanized steel after the forming process. This solution provides Alusín Solar with the possibility to react more quickly to the demands of its customers. A key factor in the success of this project has been ArcelorMittal's development of a 15-year automatic floor installation warranty for Alusín Solar.These positive results come at the best time, as from May the ArcelorMittal plant in Avilés will be able to produce XCarb® Recycled and Renewably Produced steels with Magnelis® coating in thicknesses of up to 3.5mm in its newly remodeled Galvanizing Line No 1, which will result in a 70% reduction in CO₂ emissions per metric ton of steel produced, compared to the traditional manufacturing method. Alusín Solar will be one of the first customers to purchase XCarb® RRP products with Magnelis® coating manufactured in the remodeled galvanizing line, following the successful technical cooperation carried out to optimize the supplies of steels for the solar energy sector, thus obtaining a substantial physical reduction of the CO₂ footprint.Until now, customers of Magnelis® products in Spain received part of the supplies for thicknesses greater than 2mm from ArcelorMittal plants in other parts of Europe. ArcelorMittal's Magnelis® product is metal-coated steel that offers exceptional corrosion resistance performance, providing optimal and long-lasting surface protection against wear and tear. Thanks to its unique chemical composition, Magnelis® provides an exceptional level of protection on both coated surfaces and cutting edges, even in the most aggressive environments. In addition, the self-healing effect of the Magnelis® coating ensures the protection of the steel in uncoated edges, scratches and perforations.