Updated on January 27, 2024


Created on October 13, 2021

CL-06 Solar Thermal Technology

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Solar concentrator made from common materials.

Developed By
Tested By
  • National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE)
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Product Description

The CL-06 Solar Thermal Technology by CLIMATENZA is an efficient solar concentrator. Future goals for the solar trough include reducing its size enough to fit atop a rooftop and including a nano-coated glass frame for efficiency improvements.

Target users are industrial users

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 13: Climate Action

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations


Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Manufacturer designs and builds current models in India, but are expanding to Chile

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Direct from Manufacturer

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2020, 4 projects demonstrated in India, 6 projects under-pipeline in India and Chile.

Power rating (W or kW)

500 kW

System dimensions (m)

22 square meters

Battery type


Battery capacity (mAh)


Description of solar panels

76.9% optical efficinecy

Grid compatibility (yes/no)


Description of mobility

Not mobile

Design Specifications

CLIMATENZA designed the solar troughs to replace traditional fuels used in the industrial sector. The solar concentrator has an optical efficiency of 76.9% and the weight of the collector is 20.5 kg/square meter. The aperture area per collector is 5.5 square meters, and it has a footprint area of 1:2.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support provided by CLIMATENZA

Replacement Components

5-year product warranty for mechanical parts


Performance warranty of 95% for 10 years, and 90% for 25 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To reduce the 1267 TWh of fuel consumed by India's industrial sector by 2% or 6.45 GW. Also to provide clean energy to the dairy sector and reduce their costs for energy.

Vetted Performance Status

Third-party testing was performed by NISE. They tested the performance of the concentrators, heat loss of the receiver, and reflectivity of the panels.



Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

ISO 9806:2013 was considered in the development of the solar trough.

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