We have developed an innovative industrial product for collecting solar energy, the Linear Mirror and applications.
TypeStartup or self-employed
Headquarters34011 Duino-Aurisina, UTI Giuliana, Italy
Isomorph is an accademic spin off company of the University of Udine. We have already developed an innovative system for collecting concentrated solar energy, the Linear Mirror and an innovative solar-air heat exchanger. The Linear Mirror is a certified industrial product (Solar Keymark). With the hot air from the Linear Mirror one can toast waste biomass in order to produce a standard product (solar carbon), which can be gasified in order to produce either directly a hot and very clean flame or to produce gas for other applications, for instance hydrogen (almost 50% of the atoms of typical biomasses are hydrogen atoms).
The Linear Mirror up to now has been built in few copies by hand, its price can be decreased by mass production considerably. At the time being with state incentives (Germany, Italy) its pay back time is about 5 to 7 years, with a future mass production the same pay back time can be achieved without state incentives. The Linear Mirror is made from galvanized steel and aluminium, it has a very long live time and can be recycled quite well.
Our system will be presented at the European Science fair ESOF2020 at Trieste, representing the University of Udine there. We work together with all branches of culture, our ESOF project is done together with artists, the Linear Mirror was for instance used by the artist Elena Mazzi for her art project "Reflecting Venice", which was presented at the Biennale for Architecture at Venice.
All of our research work is published. We are applying fundamental physics to obtain new results. However, it is clear from ancient sources (e.g. Tsetzes), that a system similar to the Linear Mirror was used by Archimedes.
the Linear Mirror is patented.