Honeycomb Panels For Curved Solar Reflector Panels



  • Solar thermal collectors, which are considered parabolic troughs, are straight in one dimension and curved as a parabola in the other two. These are typically lined with a polished metal mirror, directing sunlight.
  • KPM’s honeycomb panels can be thermoformed to solar collectors fit any custom radii.



  • KPM’s honeycomb panels are mocked up at full scale, if required, and delivered to the site pre-curved and pre-cut with optional interlocking joints, to aid installation and reduce materials and onsite labor.
  • To achieve greater temperatures with optimum efficiency, a solar collector in the form of a parabolic trough reflector can be needed. In this instance, we highly recommend the utilization of KPM’s aluminum honeycomb panels, rather than their glass counterparts.
  • KPM’s aluminum honeycomb panels can be thermoformed to any specification, to create light-transmitting curved walls with many advantages over curved glass.



  • Curved parabolic trough panels are air-cured as opposed to an energy-intensive kiln cure
  • Ease of transportation, handling, and installation is much higher with honeycomb
  • Honeycomb panels weigh one-fifth the weight of glass
  • Kerrs’ panels can be cut on site (unlike glass)
  • Parabolic trough curved panels cost a fraction of the cost of glass – from the panel cost itself to the costs of shipping, handling and installation