Concentrating Solar Power

Industrial Solar GmbH Linear Fresnel Collectors

Individually driven mirror rows, each electric drive has a power consumption of 7 W and drives a mirror row of 32 m in length

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NOVATEC BIOSOL Fresnel PE1 Collectors®

The energy efficiency of the solar steam generator has been proven at a demonstration plant. This plant has had its thermal output and efficiency measured by the DLR, the German Aerospace Center, a German Government research organisation.

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Until now there was no renewable, reliable, cost competitive energy source for industrial process heat above 150 °C available. On contrary to non-concentrating solar thermal collectors which can deliver temperatures only up to 120 °C, Concentrated Solar Panels can deliver temperatures up to 450°C enabling solar hot water production for various applications such as industrial processes, air conditioning with double effect absorption chiller for example or distributed power generation.

Industrial Solar GmbH

Industrial Solar GmbH was founded in November, 2008 as a spin-off of PSE AG, itself founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and was engaged in the field of concentrating technologies since its founding.

This company is producing linear Fresnel process heat collectors. The first prototype was installed in Freiburg, Germany in 2005. Since then, the collector has been increasingly in demand for pilot projects. Mirroxx is now focusing on the improvement, production and distribution of the collector to generate solar process heat for industry and cooling for all kinds of buildings and processes.

Advantages of Linear Fresnel

  • Low wind load and a good weight spread for rooftop installation
  • No-north alignment necessary
  • Precise temperature and power control with remote control and monitoring via LAN and internet

Two examples of reference

Doha / Qatar
Year built: 2010
Aperture area: 1408 m2
Length: 4 collector strings with 64 m
Application: Solar cooling

Abu Dhabi / UAE
Year built: 2009
Aperture area: 132 m2
Length: 24 m
Application: Solar cooling

For more information, please consult the following documents:

Industrial Solar GmbH Presentation


NOVATEC BIOSOL AG was founded in 2006 by engineers with an interest in revolutioning the technology for producing Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in line with the global shift to renewable energy sources. NOVATEC has developed a patented design for solar fields using unique linear Fresnel collector technology.

NOVATEC BIOSOL’ s expert team undertakes manufacture, supply and turnkey delivery of direct solar steam generators for a range of applications including power stations, desalination plants and industrial processes.


  • April 2008: Commissioning and operation of the first solar field component production line in Spain.
  • First Quarter 2009: Commissioning of NOVATEC’s first 1.4 MW solar thermal power plant in Spain.
  • April 2010: Start of Construction of the 30 MW power plant PE 2 in Southern Spain.

For more information, please consult the following documents:

NOVATEC Presentation

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