The parabollic trough collectors that will be used in SHIP will be designed starting from the return of experience gained during the EU funded R&D project ReelCoop (www.reelcoop.com).
Modularity, low cost, low maintainability were the drivers of the inital design of the collectors which are today installed in a solar field in Morocco. In SHIP all these features are to be optimized plus the addition of the anti-stagnation system and the use of lightweight design.