IDHELIO is a french innovativ research & development engineering company focusing on hybrid concentrating solar solution and high temperature thermal storage.
Under the French label – Young Innovative Company (JEI) – and created in 2008, IDHELIO is located in south west of France in Albi, and has a partnership agreement with the engineering school ‘’Ecole des Mines’’ and research department ‘’RAPSODEE’’.
The main product of IDHELIO is a turnkey solar plant named HELIO SMART composed with a linear Fresnel reflector and a high temperature thermal storage based on the pebble bed technology.
HELIO SMART is mainly dedicated for ‘’on site’’ solar application as industrial, hotel or hospital process heating, heat storage, solar cooling system, solar district heating, desalination unit, and combined heat and power for fuel saving application or rural electrification.
HELIO SMART is developed to offer an easy installation requirement ‘’on fields’’ and is environmentally friendly using mainly basic or recycled materials : rocks, air , water, and light.
With its partners, IDHELIO is able to provide the HELIO SMART combined with a large panel of renewable or conventional energy. This consortium is specialized for Organics Rankin Cycle, Thermo-acoustics unit, smart grid, wind mills and desalination unit.