Soltigua’s research team of engineers and technicians is specialized in addressing the mechanical, electrical and software engineering of innovative solutions that seamlessly translate disruptive new concepts and into effective manufacturing of competitive solar products.
The breadth and depth of Soltigua’s research efforts is documented also by its participation in several international research initiatives and projects, such as the following European research projects under the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) and Horizon 2020.
|Soltigua is the coordinating partner of the FRESH NRG FP7 project, which is developing a Linear Fresnel Collector (LFC) optimized for industrial use.In this project, Soltigua with the support of leading European research institution, has already developed an LFC with optimized design which can make use of both evacuated and not evacuated receiver tubes, which is being installed and tested in Italy, Germany and Jordan.|
|For further information see: http://www.fresh-nrg.eu/|
|The main idea of InSun is to demonstrate the reliability and quality of large scale solar thermal systems for different types of industrial process heat applications on medium and high temperature levels. Three different types of collector systems are demonstrated and compared: improved flat plate collectors and parabolic trough collectors water heating up to 95°C in an Austrian meat factory for, tracked concentrating Fresnel collectors for an Italian industrial dryer at 200°C.In this project, Soltigua has already developed a large solar field of linear Fresnel collectors to generate up to 1.8 tons/hour of steam to serve the needs of an industrial process.|
|For further information see: http://www.fp7-insun.eu/|
|REELCOOP will develop decentralised (distributed) building integrated PV systems and ST/biomass micro-cogeneration systems, as well as centralised generation of electricity in hybrid solar/biomass power plants. This is in accordance with the EU SET-Plan approach of developing a European electricity grid able to integrate renewable and decentralised energy sources.In this project Soltigua is developing parabolic trough collectors to be used with Direct Steam Generation (DSG) in a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) system in Tunisia.|
|For further information see: http://www.reelcoop.com/|
|The BRICKER project develops a scalable, replicable, high energy efficient, zero emissions and cost effective system to refurbish existing public-owned non-residential buildings to achieve at least 50% energy consumption reduction through an optimal combination of passive and active technologies.In this project, Soltigua will provide optimized parabolic trough collectors to work up to 250°C and more together with an ORC turbine to realize two innovative energy systems which will be installed in Spain and Turkey.|
|For further information see: http://www.bricker-project.com/|
|RAISELIFE focuses on extending the in-service lifetime of five key materials for concentrated solar power technologies (CSP):
For further information see: https://www.raiselife.eu/
|Minwater addresses to challenge of significantly reducing the water consumption of CSP plant while maintaning their overall efficiency.
Its objective is to reduce evaporation losses and mirror cleaning water usage for small-and large-scale CSP plants through a holistic combination of next generation technologies in the following fields:
For further information see: http://www.minwatercsp.eu/
|FLEXYNETS will develop, demonstrate and deploy a new generation of intelligent district heating and cooling networks that reduce energy transportation losses by working at “neutral” temperature levels. Traditionally, district Heating and Cooling (DHC) networks distribute energy from a centralized generation plant to a number of remote customers. As such, actual DHC systems are affected by relevant heat losses and unexplored integration potential of different available energy sources into the network.|
|For further information see: http://www.flexynets.eu/|
|ORC-PLUS project aims at developing an innovative Thermal Energy Storage system which is optimised for CSP plants in the scale of 1-5 MWe. This will improve the dispatch ability (production on demand) and number of hours of production, regardless of sunlight availability, of an existing small CSP plant coupled with an ORC system (located in a desert area).|
|For further information see: http://www.orc-plus.eu/|
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