1. The problem we are solving:
Two thirds of the energy consumption in the industrial sector is thermal energy, which is produced by expensive and polluting fossil fuels. In the case of heat intensive sectors, like food processing for example, high temperature heat (thermal energy) can represent more than 70% of the overall production costs, squeezing companies’ margins and competitiveness. Industries looking for heat generation alternatives, find that current solar technologies are fully built on-site, which represents a significant fixed cost, and therefore, they are only competitive at large scale (over 10.000 m2). This makes them unviable for SME (Small and medium-sized enterprises), since the average available surface for SME is around 790 m2.

2. How Solatom solves the problem
Solatom removes the necessity of on-site construction, making solar steam competitive in SME applications. We offer industries a viable alternative to traditional solar projects, using pre-assembled modu...
1. The problem we are solving:
Two thirds of the energy consumption in the industrial sector is thermal energy, which is produced by expensive and polluting fossil fuels. In the case of heat intensive sectors, like food processing for example, high temperature heat (thermal energy) can represent more than 70% of the overall production costs, squeezing companies’ margins and competitiveness. Industries looking for heat generation alternatives, find that current solar technologies are fully built on-site, which represents a significant fixed cost, and therefore, they are only competitive at large scale (over 10.000 m2). This makes them unviable for SME (Small and medium-sized enterprises), since the average available surface for SME is around 790 m2.

2. How Solatom solves the problem
Solatom removes the necessity of on-site construction, making solar steam competitive in SME applications. We offer industries a viable alternative to traditional solar projects, using pre-assembled modules which, connected together, form a solar plant. These modules are transportable, and can therefore be fully built in a factory, as opposed to traditional designs where the whole solar plant must be built on-site. This approach not only has the advantages of in-factory series production, cutting production costs by 65%, it also minimizes the fixed cost related to on-site building and commissioning. As a result, Solatom enables SME factories using fossil fuels, to cut their thermal energy costs by up to 37%, with less than 3 years payback.

3. Our Plug&Play solution
Solatom’s design, which is patented in Spain, USA and Mexico, uses mirrors that follow the sun to concentrate the sunlight into a receiving tube where steam or thermal oil is heated up to 300ºC. All components are assembled inside our module which has the same size and transportability of a standard goods container. Once assembled, every module is calibrated and tested before being shipped. Every module has 25 kW thermal, and they are connected together to reach the energy demand of the industry. All modules forming the solar plant are easily connected to the client’s production process, becoming operative just one hour after the delivery.
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Miguel Frasquet Herraiz
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Miguel Frasquet Herraiz CEO I’m an explorer in love with numbers and data. Energy background (Renewables and Oil&Gas, MSc, PhD), Python code developer in my free time