Heliokon GmbH was founded in April 2016 as corporate foundation of the DLR Institute of Solar Research. The company, initiated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Hoffschmidt together with Patrick Hilger, develops innovative system solutions for solar thermal technologies. Heliokon aims to transfer the scientific expertise available at the Institute of Solar Research into practical implementation.
The company focuses on a holistic product approach. Customers can purchase both turnkey systems and tailor-made components such as heliostats, electronic modules or control software. The components are optimally adapted to each other for installation and operation. These intelligent products enable a high degree of automation in system processes, thereby increasing performance and reducing costs simultaneously.