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We help harvest sunlight. We develop and supply a quality reliable connection to the grid. We reduce the weight of power transmission lines and enable them to carry more power. All over the globe 3M is helping to save energy, reduce the cost per watt and uncover new ways to create and sustain a more viable future.


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  • About Energy Markets at 3M

    At 3M, we are experts in helping you create a world that’s a better place to live in. From window films to heat shrink tubing, our energy solutions help you create spaces in which people want to live, work, learn and play. Our renewable and solar energy technologies help meet rigorous sustainability standards while preserving building aesthetics.


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  • Treating water the way it deserves to be treated.

    New sustainability standards for water treatment products were developed by 3M and partners to help keep your water clean and clear.

    December 1, 1901 Treating water the way it deserves to be treated.
  • Safe. Productive. Efficient.

    We understand the importance you place on the health and safety of your crew. Running a successful drilling operation requires full attention to the entire process. From site exploration to transportation to product processing.

    02/11/2016 Safe. Productive. Efficient.
  • When should I change my cartridges?

    Nanotechnology. Applied to helping take the guesswork out of cartridge change.

    01/22/2016 When should I change my cartridges?
  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Home

    More than 8,000 residential break-ins occur in the U.S. every day. Find ways to protect your home.

    01/26/2016 5 Ways to Protect Your Home
  • An unexpected connection to the miners at Copiapó, Chile.

    As the world was watching, there was an unexpected moment that technology helped lift spirits.

    01/08/2016 An unexpected connection to the miners at Copiapó, Chile.
  • Tiny technology tames harsh conditions.

    3M™ Glass Bubbles provide buoyancy at any depth and insulation in extreme cold. They protect valuable drilling equipment and help keep the oil business flowing.

    12/10/2015 Tiny technology tames harsh conditions.
  • Water conservation starts before the faucet

    There's an underground way to conserve water that's less obvious.

    11/25/2015 Water conservation starts before the faucet
  • Keep your business competitive.

    How can security and energy efficiency help your window business?

    11/13/2015 Keep your business competitive.
  • The cleanest tap water starts underground.

    Making the pipes that bring us clean water ever more reliable

    11/04/2015 The cleanest tap water starts underground.
  • Comfort that won't block the view

    Enjoy every season's scenery, without sacrificing the comfort of your home.

    10/27/2015 Comfort that won't block the view
  • From taping electrical wires to protecting 100,000+ miles of pipeline.

    3M™ Scotchkote™ Pipe Coatings have covered over 100,000 miles of diverse service pipelines.

    10/14/2015 From taping electrical wires to protecting 100,000+ miles of pipeline.
  • Keeping oil and gas flowing smoothly.

    Discover the journey that powers your own. Learn more about how 3M helps support the oil and gas industry.

    10/20/2015 Keeping oil and gas flowing smoothly.
  • Keeping off-shore and land-based operations flowing.

    Help ensure continuity of operations with fire protection from 3M.

    10/05/2015 Keeping off-shore and land-based operations flowing.
  • Deflect scorching sunlight

    With countless innovations in the energy industry, 3M Science is making life easier, better and more complete for people around the world.

    10/01/2015 Deflect scorching sunlight
  • The official window film of NASCAR.

    NASCAR drivers keep cool, calm and collected on the track with the help of 3M Window Film™ and have made it their official window film.

    09/25/2015 The official window film of NASCAR.
  • The science of protecting you from the unexpected.

    Spontaneously exploding glass is a very real, potentially dangerous event. But 3M Science can help increase your protection, even when the unexpected happens.

    09/18/2015 The science of protecting you from the unexpected.
  • Revolutionize your building by redirecting sunlight.

    Natural sunlight can have a powerful effect on us where we least expect it—indoors. 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film helps reduce the need for artificial illumination in buildings.

    09/09/2015 Revolutionize your building by redirecting sunlight.
  • Preventing blackouts to keep your profits in the black.

    3M Science is working on solutions to detect and prevent blackouts, so you can keep the lights on, and the profits rolling in.

    09/02/2015 Preventing blackouts to keep your profits in the black.
  • Less worry. Better results.

    Get the job done right. Mechanical Shearbolt Connectors from 3M provide worry-free reliability, efficiency, and consistency when installing cable connections, the first time.

    08/24/2015 Less worry. Better results.
  • Beat the heat. Reduce cooling costs.

    Who knew you could soak up the sun and beat the heat at the same time?
    08/20/2015 Beat the heat. Reduce cooling costs.
  • Polyurethane coatings. Applied to keeping wind turbines churning.

    Protecting wind turbines from damage can come down to a piece of tape.

    08/06/2015 Polyurethane coatings. Applied to keeping wind turbines churning.
  • Next up: Net Zero living.

    What is Net Zero? Learn about new energy standards being adopted in Europe and growing in the U.S., and how 3M is helping.

    07/30/2015 Next up: Net Zero living.
  • 5 Tips for Energy Saving at Home

    Try these five tips to help reduce your home’s carbon footprint and save even more on your utility bills.

    07/27/2015 5 Tips for Energy Saving at Home
  • All of the sunshine. None of the damage.

    3M™ Sun Control Window Films let in the sunlight, while blocking the damage from its harmful rays.

    07/23/2015 All of the sunshine. None of the damage.
  • Together, we can.

    From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to powering grid monitors; 3M Science is helping build a more sustainable energy future. See how.

    07/09/2015 Together, we can.
  • Take a Peek into the Science You Can’t see

    Window films can block the heat and UV rays, or even keep the AC in. Here’s a peek into how.

    07/09/2015 Take a Peek into the Science You Can’t see
  • Powering Jobs. In our own backyard.

    Manufacturing products for the electrical industry right here in the US is something 3M has done for many years and continues to do today.

    07/02/2015 Powering Jobs. In our own backyard.
  • Architect sees lighting in a whole new light.

    David Benjamin collaborated with 3M, utilizing our Specular Films to provide low-energy, low waste, highly effective lighting solutions at MoMA PS1.

    06/26/2015 Architect sees lighting in a whole new light.
  • Using renewable energy to create a powerful future.

    3M helped employees install solar panels to bring clean energy technology into their homes.

    06/04/2015 Using renewable energy to create a powerful future.
  • Keep your house cool and your wallet full.

    Be a cost-savings superhero with 3M™ Sun Control Window Film, Night Vision Series.

    05/21/2015 Keep your house cool and your wallet full.
  • Clear the way for clean water.

    Protect a clean and efficient water supply without digging up the whole yard.

    05/14/2015 Clear the way for clean water.
  • Harness the power of the wind.

    3M is better harnessing the power of wind with a reliable, aerodynamic enhancement system.

    05/08/2015 Harness the power of the wind.
  • Twice the power, without larger towers.

    With countless innovations in the energy industry, 3M Science is making life easier, better and more complete for people around the world.

    04/28/2015 Twice the power, without larger towers.
  • Keep the energy on the music, not going out the window.

    Metal-free nano-technology in 3M™ Window Film Prestige Exterior Series rejects up to 97 percent of the sun's heat-producing infrared light and up to 99 percent of UV rays, helping the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame to reduce energy costs by 8-12 percent annually.

    03/13/2015 Keep the energy on the music, not going out the window.
  • Here’s a brighter idea.

    Use silver metallized and weatherable polymeric film with a solar-weighted total hemispherical reflectance of 94% to direct light. The result: brighter LED lamps in Africa.

    03/13/2015 Here’s a brighter idea.
  • More power, less disruption.

    Using aluminum composite for the conductor core of a power line means you can carry twice the electrical power at half the weight—without disrupting existing infrastructure.

    03/13/2015 More power, less disruption.
  • See how we’re harnessing natural light to reduce energy.

    Micro-structured prisms optically direct as much as 80 percent of exterior natural light in and up, helping a first-of-its-kind Net Zero Walgreens drugstore produce more energy than it consumes.

    03/13/2015 See how we’re harnessing natural light to reduce energy.
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