Sophia Project

Entirely Autonomous Photovoltaic Solar Heliostat
SOPHIA Project autonomous heliostat

SOPHIA Project autonomous heliostat demonstrator at PSA facilities

SOPHIA Project has developed an enterely autonomous heliostat, self-powered and auto-calibrated by means of sensors integrated in the facet.

The heliostat has demonstrated the correct performance of the developed technology, which has been applied to a bigger and more profitable heliostat and the development of a better solar plant (PHOTon Project).

Among others, SOPHIA Project benefits include:

  • High optical quality heliostat (slope error <1 mrad)
  • Foundations are not required
  • Calibration process is automated
  • Communication and power wiring is not necessary

SOPHIA Project technology has been patented. For more information, please contact us.

This Project has been subsidized by CDTI under the NEOTEC Program, with the support of Ministerio de Economía y Empresa (Formerly, Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad).

Spanish translation: Este proyecto ha sido subvencionado por el CDTI en el marco del programa NEOTEC, con el apoyo del Ministerio de Economía y Empresa (Anteriormente, Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad).

This Project has been subsidized by:

Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial