Research & Development

However, converting the sunlight into more useful energy forms is constant research and development subject from the first man to today. Solimpeks Enerji understands and knows very well R&D importance to convert the solar power into heat and electricity power efficiently and low cost especially during climate change era.

  • Solimpeks is one of Europe's 5 biggest solar thermal manufacturers.
  • In top 10 in global solar thermal market in terms of production and sales.
  • Solimpeks is a global company with presence in more than 77 countries worldwide.
  • The fastest growing company among the solar panel manufacturers.

Surefit will demonstrate fast-track renovation of existing domestic buildings by integrating innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious prefabricated technologies. This is to reach target of near zero energy through reducing heat losses through building envelope, and energy consumption by heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting, while increasing the share of renewable energy in buildings. This will be achieved through a systematic approach involving key stakeholders (building owners/users, manufacturers, product/services developers) in space heating, cooling, domestic hot water, lighting and power generation, as well as a demonstration phase in 5 representative buildings in different European climates. The technologies will include bio-aerogel panels integrated with phase change materials, photovoltaic (PV) vacuum glazing windows, roof and window heat recovery devices, solar assisted heat pumps/ground source heat pumps, evaporative coolers, integrated solar thermal/PV systems and lighting devices. These will be prefabricated for rapid retrofit with minimal disruption to occupants, ensuring high levels of occupant comfort/indoor environmental quality as well as low risk of moisture-related problems/summer overheating. The work programme will involve optimal sizing and prefabrication of technologies tailored to building design/requirements; retrofitting/monitoring buildings in different climates with support of advanced building energy management systems; analysing indoor environment quality, energy use, user behaviour/acceptance of the solutions; developing methodology, guidelines/effective operational tools for rapid retrofitting and decision-making; and developing business model involving all relevant actors including, public authorities/investors/users and holistic integration of disciplines across the value chain. These outcomes will be delivered by a consortium comprising leading companies, research/public institutions from European countries.

PIPESTORE is a modular phase change material thermal store that enables optimal performance of renewable energy systems. Over the last decade rising energy prices, concerns about global warming and EU energy security have led to increasing interest in domestic scale Renewable Energy Systems (RES) such as solar thermal, heat pumps and biomass technologies. However despite these growth rates, the proportion of RES used for domestic heating and hot water is still under one percent. The main barrier is the high equipment and installation cost of the technology. In addition solar thermal yields cannot always be optimally utilised in existing hot water and heating systems. This is due to the limited size and operating temperature range of conventional thermal energy stores. Increasing the contribution of RES will also necessitate larger thermal stores, which is often difficult due to space and cost constraints. Although higher density Phase Change Materials (PCM) show promising results, they have not been proven to deliver real improvements in domestic applications.

The European Project EAGLE aims to develop and demonstrate a dynamic, web-based, renewable energy rating platform. In order for the European Commission to achieve ambitious renewable energy targets, there is a strong need to accelerate market penetration of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in both industrial and domestic sectors. The domestic sector is of major significance, as it will reduce reliance on large centralized energy plants. There are several domestic options including solar thermal, solar electric, heat pump and biomass systems. Of these, solar and heat pump technologies have the widest potential application as they require no physical feedstock. However, despite steady market growth, these technologies still make up only a small fraction of total household energy supply. One of the main reasons for this is the initial investment products and a lack of objective information relating to system performance. As a result, consumers are often confused and unable to make informed decisions. In addition, installation companies often experience difficulties when advising customers on the various options and their respective benefits. Hence, despite considerable technological advancements in terms of system performance and efficiency, there exists a significant knowledge and confidence barrier that restricts increased market acceptance. In order to address this problem, we propose to develop a system that can automatically provide accurate and objective information about the suitability of a renewable energy technology for a given user scenario. The system will be intuitive and easy to use employing a unique dynamic grading technology. This will enable consumers to make better informed decisions and will allow our membership to provide better service. This will help to significantly increase market penetration and revenues for our pan-European membership involved in the design, manufacture and installation of domestic renewable energy technologies.

In this project, a solar assisted PV/T heat pump hybrid system will be developed and installed in the SOLIMPEKS headquarter for demonstration purposes. The system can be used for electricity generation, heating, cooling and domestic hot water supply. Tracking and monitoring system will be developed for this system. The testing, research and data collection will be carried out throughout the year, with the best efficiency, reliability level, performance and usage features as well as low installation time and design, maintenance and operating parameters will be optimized for cost. Experimental design and verification, test and trial studies will be carried out and the targeted total energy production capacity and efficiency test will be done by an accredited independent institution or university. The proposed system is expected to be a technically and economically preferable alternative system compared to other current and existing systems, and a full-scale experimental setup on which scientific studies can be carried out. With the software to be developed, the target and success criteria of the project will be able to be displayed instantly or in desired time periods with numerical values comparable to current and existing systems.

The main purpose of the project was to combine PV and thermal collector into new hybrid collector. The project was performed successfully in collaboration with the scientist from Selcuk University. At the end of the project, a new product called Photovoltaic and Thermal Hybrid Collector (PV/T) was designed, tested and manufactured for commercial use. The patent application was also carried out and still in process

The project goal was to setup new production line to manufacture PV and PV/T products internally. The project was successfully executed.

The project goal is to improve the production efficiency and make better decision to monitor every step of the production using barcode and QR code system. The project is still ongoing.

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). Investigation of the Effect of Design Parameters on the Performance of Solar Water Heating Tank with Corrugated Metal Hose Heat Exchanger and Development of a Fully Automatic Test Unit.