As Carlos Serrada, President, and Founder of Soleolico explained, "Soleolico is the result of the effort of many people, the ingenuity of many brilliant minds, many hours of work and effort, more than ten years of research, with over 5 million euros invested and more than 30 prototypes that have evolved over time".
Soleolico is the world's first wind turbine that integrates photovoltaic panels into its blades, or what they call "sails": aerodynamic sails that are oriented to the wind through "blade guidance”, a patented magnetic system that calibrates the wind orientation of each sail to extract the maximum energy.
Soleolico presents a disruptive technology with international patents that combines wind, solar, and storage generation in a single system, providing "green" energy 24 hours a day. Additionally, Soleolico incorporates a unique coating with patented technology, composed of natural agents, that absorb and transform CO2, "cleaning" the air we breathe.
Serrada detailed that, as a vertical-axis wind turbine, it "offers many advantages: higher efficiency, harnesses different types of winds, has a lower visual and environmental impact, easier installation and maintenance, greater durability, land utilization... And moreover, Soleolico generates no noise or wildlife risk because it operates slowly, at about seven revolutions per minute."
Soleolico is the world's "First Technological Tree", coexisting harmoniously with its surroundings, generating clean energy with minimal impact, and eliminating greenhouse gases.
Its wind capacity is distinctive, with performance up to 25% higher than current wind turbines, resulting in higher profitability with a similar investment. Additionally, when installed alongside other Soleolico units, the feedback effect between them can increase performance by around 15%.
Soleolico is presented as an optimal and versatile hybrid generation solution, suitable for use in both self-consumption and distributed generation or grid-connected generation parks.
Serrada explained that "Soleolico integrates with any energy storage solution available in the market and also features a state-of-the-art battery recharge management system that provides higher performance and durability."
Furthermore, as Serrada pointed out, "a custom coating can be designed for its tower, 3D-printed, to blend in more with the environment."
The coating is 3D-printed by LaMáquina using Pure.Tech technology that absorbs CO2. As Aldo Sollazzo, Director of Pure.Tech, explains, "The installation of 1,000 units of Soleolico absorbs the same amount of CO2 as 287 trees in a year, according to our calculations, based on data from the European Environmental Agency and our certified laboratories."
Soleolico combines science and nature, is environmentally friendly, and wildlife-friendly: it generates no noise, operates slowly, and its attractive aesthetics can be customized to blend with the environment and customer needs. Furthermore, as an important innovation with patented technology, Soleolico allows solar panels to be adapted to display desired images or corporate colors, or even advertisements.
Regarding the company's development plans, Fernández de la Torre stated, "We are convinced that we can achieve the ambitious challenge of covering 1% of the renewable energy market worldwide within ten to 15 years. It would involve selling between 3 and 4 million Soleolico units during this period and generating between 75 and 100 billion euros in revenue. This represents achieving a robust and well-established global production capacity of more than 25,000 Soleolico per month."
To achieve this growth, the company's CEO explained, "We have a commercial and industrial development plan, in addition to constant investment in R&D+i in the product. Initially, our intention is to install a first factory in Spain, but we are looking for commercial, business, and/or industrial partners in each country or area."