NUCLI SOLERTEX is a
project which is working on the possibility of incorporating photovoltaic
technology into the canvases of parasols.
A consortium of
different companies is participating in this project, each making a different
contribution. The canvas manufacturer, a technology centre which supplies the
photovoltaic technology for the parasols, a company that produces chemicals for
the canvases, an electronics firm... In this project, IASO is in charge of
carrying out all the manufacture and assembly of the contributions of the other
The SOLERTEX project,
with file number RD16-1-0115, has been approved in the 2016 session of the Agència per a la Competitivitat de l’Empresa
(ACCIÓ) NUCLIS industrial research and experimental development subsidy
programme, cofinanced by the European Union through the Regional Development
Fund (ERDF), with the purpose of incentivising industrial research and
experimental development activity.
The SOLERTEX project
will develop and validate new flexible fabrics (canvases) which incorporate
photovoltaic modules (PV) and phase change materials (PCMs) for the manufacture
of energetically self-sufficient exterior protection products (parasols,
awnings, etc.). The incorporation of the two technologies will increase the
energy efficiency of the products manufactured with the canvases. In addition,
a management system of the energy produced by the PV module will be developed
to supply the functionalities of the product (lighting, smart phone charging,
project coordinator, is manufacturer of sun protection systems for multiple
applications. SAULEDA is manufacturer of technical canvases for sun protection
and industry solutions. ECOPOL TECH is manufacturer of specialities in the
field of fluid polymers for diverse applications.
addition, LEITAT and IREC collaborate in the consortium by providing the
companies with technological value in the scientific and technical fields which
This project is cofinanced by the European
Union European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the ERDF
Operational Programme in Catalonia 2014-2020.
Image: Solar cells for photovoltaic panels with sunshade canvas.