From plastic films to energy

Cost effective

HELIOtube is a highly innovative type of solar concentrator with plastic fi lms as its key component. The results are signifi cant advantages in capital expenditure and operating expenses. Therefore, the HELIOtube allows 55 % cost savings and significant reductions in CO2 emissions over the entire lifecycle compared to the most advanced glass mirror based parabolic trough technologies..

Material & Structure

Convetional parabolic trough: Conventional parabolic troughs are characterized by heavy and fragile glass-mirrors
Inflatable HELIOtube: An inflatable lightweight technology made out of plastic films with significant cost reduction

  • Lightweight Technology
  • Cost Efficient
  • Reduced Complexity



Conventional parabolic trough: Assembly lines require much space and skilled labor to cope with the high complexity

HELIOtube technology: “Roll-to-Roll” mass production realize economies of scale and reduce space needed

Transport & Logistics

Conventional parabolic trough: Special transportation is needed as well as complicated upload and download processes.

HELIOtube technology: Pratical shipping and transport in standard 40-foot sea freight containers.


Draw-in and inflation on site. Less time consumption, less complexity.

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    Container is delivered to desired destination

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    HELIOtube is automatically drawn-in

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    Ready HELIOtube

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    PV are installed for additional wind protection



Use of compressed air for cleaning reduces use of fresh water by 80%

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    Transparent foil (ETFE) is self-cleaningdue to its non-stick surface

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    Heavy sand storms might leave sandresiduals which will be blown away withcompressed air

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    Precious fresh water consumption isdecreased to a minimum level due toinnovative design


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