In the last century, the transition from non-renewable energies to more sustainable and less damaging options for the environment has been increasing. Due to this, numerous companies have dedicated their R&D efforts to the development of more efficient ways to implement them. In the particular case of solar energy, the high temperatures that the solar panels can reach cause greater wear of the photovoltaic cells, resulting in higher costs and a shorter life time for the installations.
Therefore, ICEMM developed its research project, SOLARHEATT. Through a new structural system, they focused their efforts on investigating a more efficient way of heating water through solar panels, serving as protection against high temperatures and at the same time, increasing the efficiency of the installation in low temperature situations.