The APOLLON project, a Europe-wide cooperation of PV research institutions, has accepted SolarTec AG’s application to become an industrial partner. In this role, SolarTec will develop a new concentrator system for the project, which is based on the fields of ‘PF’ (Point Focus) and ‘High Density-Mirror Based Spectra Splitting.’ SolarTec was chosen for participation from an applicant base of more than 400, including renowned research institutes.
SolarTec’s responsibilities as part of the project will include:
Optimisation of primary lenses
Optimisation of the complete module production process
Long-term stability of the modules (with JRC)
Optimisation of cost-effective, highly-precise tracking systems of SolarTec (jointly with ROBOTIKER ENERGÍA)
Development of secondary lenses
IEC-Certification (with JRC)
Construction of a test installation in Sicily (with ENEL).
The project’s budget is approximately €11.7 million, €8.2 million of which will be funded by the EU.