Solar innovation encompasses both PV tracking and concentrated solar thermal technologies, and ranges from development of innovative components, to new products to new system configurations.
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.
The project WEDISTRICT demonstrates District Heating and Cooling (DHC) as an integrated solution that exploits the combination of RES, thermal storage and waste heat recycling technologies to satisfy 100% of the heating and cooling energy demand in new DHC and up to 60-100% in retrofitted DHC.
For this purpose, the focus of WEDISTRICT is largescale replication of best practice: better valorisation of local resources, like renewable and waste heat by making District Heating and Cooling networks more efficient in relation to the use of new resources.
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Re-Deploy was project funded by the European Union’s by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Amendment no. 711935-3.
The project aimed at developing cost competitive re-deployable solar boilers, i.e. turn-key and easy-to-install concentrating solar thermal systems of at least 1MWt which could be re-deployed i.e. installed, used and then dis-assembled to be installed again in a different location.
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ORC-PLUS project aimed at developing an innovative Thermal Energy Storage system which was optimised for CSP plants in the scale of 1-5 MWe. This improved 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).
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FLEXYNETS developed, demonstrated and deployed a new generation of intelligent district heating and cooling networks that reduced energy transportation losses by working at “neutral” temperature levels. Traditionally, District Heating and Cooling (DHC) networks distributed energy from a centralized generation plant to a number of remote customers. As such, actual DHC systems were affected by relevant heat losses and unexplored integration potential of different available energy sources into the network.
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Minwater addressed the challenge of significantly reducing the water consumption of CSP plant while maintaning their overall efficiency.
Its objective was 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:

  • hybrid dry/wet cooling system;
  • wire structure heat transfer surfaces;
  • axial flow fans;
  • mirror cleaning techniques;
  • optimized water management.

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RAISELIFE focused on extending the in-service lifetime of five key materials for concentrated solar power technologies (CSP):

  • protective and anti-soiling coatings of primary reflectors;
  • high-reflective surfaces for heliostats;
  • high-temperature secondary reflectors;
  • receiver coating for solar towers and line-focus collectors;
  • corrosion resistant high-temperature metals and coatings for steam and molten salts.

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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.
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reelcoop_150_150 REELCOOP
REELCOOP developed 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
5 a European electricity grid able to integrate renewable and decentralised energy sources. In this project, Soltigua developed parabolic trough collectors to be used with Direct Steam Generation (DSG) in a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) system in Tunisia.
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insun_150_150 InSun
The main idea of InSun was 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 were 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 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.
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Fresh_150_150 FRESH NRG
Soltigua was the coordinating partner of the FRESH NRG FP7 project, which developed a Linear Fresnel Collector (LFC) optimized for industrial use. In this project, Soltigua with the support of leading European research institution, developed an LFC with optimized design which could make use of both evacuated and not evacuated receiver tubes, which were installed and tested in Italy, Germany and Jordan.
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