19 September 2011 Concentrating PV survey: an unbiased overview
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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.
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Jim Handy, Jim Handy, Terry Peterson, Terry Peterson, "Concentrating PV survey: an unbiased overview", Proc. SPIE 8108, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI, 810808 (19 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897957; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.897957
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