SOLAq at Texel was a demonstration project of a 76 m2 floating parabolic trough mirror field (CPV/T) that was built to produce electrical and thermal energy to be delivered to a nearby hotel with a swimming pool. Due to the floating alignment only one axle was needed to track the sun, resulting in a significant decrease in costs needed for the tracking system. The project ran from 2010 until 2014.
Tests were made for the combination of thermal energy and clean water production. Our current clean water production technology is derived partly from knowlegde and experience obtained from the Texel project. Specifically the night-sky radiation cooling and thermal energy to clean water production technologies that are present in the WaterWin, have been derived from this project.