|Technological Development for Science and Society|
Heliorite AB is an independent technology development company, founded in 2010.
Based on a broad experience of different areas of science and technology, our field of action spans from
designing hardware for environmentally friendly energy plants to software and simulation projects.
Our direction is front-edge projects promoting a happier and more sustainable world.
The extensive price reductions for photovoltaic (PV) power plants the last years have made solar energy a commercially viable option in many countries. In 2014 the average PV module price fell below $0.6 per W, down from $0.7 per W in 2013. In 2017 we see average module prices below $0.4 per W and large-scale PV power being offered at record-low prices below $0.03/kWh (in Chile and Abu Dhabi). The PV market has grown substantially, from about 40 GW installed capacity worldwide in 2014, 50 GW in 2015, to more than 60 GW in 2016. Solar power has become hot. Heliorite has developed solar tracking technologies and software for mapping solar insolation on and reflection from solar collectors and PV panels.
LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions), earlier referred to as CF (Cold Fusion), are interesting and controversial phenomena that might be developed into a commercially competitive energy technology. Substantially more research is needed to understand LENR and learn how to use it efficiently. Heliorite has accomplished a number of LENR projects.
The internet and mobile phones have revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. Instead of talking to just one or two people, we can reach so many more. They can be located anywhere in the world. It is not for free. Losing quality (time, engagement and strength) in important real-life relations is a price many of us pay for our digitally dependent lives. Even social abilities and well-being may suffer in the long term. Digital communication offers us new ways to build and strengthen our real-life relations, but cannot, within the foreseeable future, replace the social importance of face-to-face meetings. Social software for real life is part of what we do.