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Concentrating PV survey: an unbiased overview
Author(s): Jim Handy; Terry Peterson
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Paper Abstract

Concentrating Photovoltaic technology garnered significant attention during the polysilicon shortage of 2007-2009. Between 70-80 companies disclosed plans to produce photovoltaic equipment, but only a few actually deployed systems. This paper reviews the candidates in this market who might be able to deploy 50MW systems by 2012, and discusses these companies and their technologies. Some analysis of the prospects for the CPV market is also detailed. This paper draws from a survey of the CPV market performed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District1, a recent NREL2 study and the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) Advance Manufacturing Technology Roadmap3.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8108, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI, 810808 (19 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897957
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Jim Handy, Objective Analysis (United States)
Terry Peterson, Solar Power Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8108:
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI
Kaitlyn VanSant; Raed A. Sherif, Editor(s)

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