Established in 2011, SolarTechLAB is located on the roof of the Department of Energy in Politecnico di Milano - Bovisa Campus. Its aims at the development of electrical and thermal power generation systems based on solar energy.
Solar Tech Lab's mission can be summarized in two objectives:

  • Improvements of commercial technologies and development of innovative prototypes for power and heat generation to be optimized and integrated to with the conventional energy sources.
  • Development of forecasting models and storage systems to improve the integration of solar technologies with traditional fossil fuel based systems.

SolarTechLAB provides qualified scientific research, technical consulting and testing services in the field of photovoltaic, photovoltaic-thermal and concentration systems as well as solar assisted heat pumps (SAHP).

Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Energia - campus Bovisa
via Lambruschini, 4 (building BL25)
20156 Milano - ITALY

Prof.ssa Sonia Leva
phone: +39 02 2399 3709
fax: +39 02 2399 8566
mail: sonia.leva(at)

Prof. Giampaolo Manzolini
phone: +39 02 2399 3810
fax: +39 02 2399 8566
mail  giampaolo.manzoli


  • Paola Bombarda
  • Gregorio Chiarenza
  • Luigi Pietro Maria Colombo
  • Gioele Di Marcoberardino
  • Alberto Dolara
  • Roberto Sebastiano Faranda
  • Francesco Grimaccia
  • Sonia Leva
  • Andrea Lucchini
  • Giampaolo Manzolini
  • Luca Molinaroli
  • Marco Mussetta
  • Emanuele Ogliari
  • Riccardo Simonetti