In this section, you will find the systems Idea has developed, which have reached a commercial TRL. Please contact us if you are interested to pilot their application in real cases either you would discuss other kinds of cooperation.
IHC-2025 is a focus concentrating solar collector for the hybrid generation of heat and electricity, which represents the state-of-the-art in terms of solar technology. The solar radiation is reflected by high-quality silver-plated mirrors on a receiver including a high-performance multi-junction PV cell and a heat exchanger, mounted on the back of the photovoltaic cell. One module includes 20 basic receivers, for total peak power at reference conditions* of 1kW electric and 2 kW thermal, with total efficiency in solar energy conversion of about 75% (30% electric, 45% thermal).
The outflow temperature range (50°C – 70°C) is compatible with the supply of domestic heat water. Modules can be connected together for reaching the desired output and easily integrated into the heating and electric networks of single buildings or settlements.
IFC-1832 is a linear concentrating solar collector specifically designed for process heat generation in the temperature range from 150°C to 300°C. The compact and modular structure allows the installation both in dedicated fields and in building integrated sites, including roofs.
The primary reflecting system integrates 18 high quality silver plated mirrors, which redirect the solar radiation towards a secondary metallic mirror. Finally the sun rays are concentrated into a vacuum glazed absorber, where the heat transfer fluid – either pressurized water or thermal oil – is heated at the requested temperature.
Each module reaches a thermal peak generation of 12.2 kW under reference conditions*, which corresponds to 530 W/m2 in terms of collector aperture area, and 345 W/m2 in terms of footprint area.