Adam P. Plesniak
Vice President of Engineering at Arzon Solar LLC
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Editor | Author
Profile Summary

Adam is the Vice President of Engineering at Arzon Solar LLC, which is powered by Amonix CPV technology. At Arzon Solar he leads a talented team of engineers and technicians to design and manufacture the world's highest performance photovoltaic products. Adam was previously the Director of R&D at Amonix, Inc, where his team set demonstrated a 35.9% CSOC world record module efficiency, verified by NREL in August, 2013. Prior to that, Adam was the Advanced Technology Group lead at Amonix where his team led early ideation of the Amonix 8700 solar power generator for the utility scale market.

Previously, he was the Engineering and Design Lead at Boeing Phantomworks where his team developed the Boeing XR700 Photovoltaic Concentrator under contract from the DOE Solar Energy Technology Program. The XR700 was the first concentrator module to break 28% efficiency with greater than 800x concentration and +/- 2 degree acceptance angle. The technology was subsequently licensed to a private company outside of Boeing for continued development and commercialization.

He has a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Publications (12)

SPIE Conference Volume | October 12, 2015

SPIE Conference Volume | October 17, 2014

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 7, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9175, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Solar energy, Solar concentrators, Video, Solar cells, Medium wave, Solar energy systems, Optics manufacturing, Current controlled current source, Design for manufacturability

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 9, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8821, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VIII
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Solar energy, Solar concentrators, Solar cells, Interfaces, Manufacturing, Fourier transforms, Control systems, Medium wave, Concentrated solar cells

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Conference Committee Involvement (7)
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications X
11 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX
19 August 2014 | San Diego, California, United States
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VIII
27 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VII
13 August 2012 | San Diego, California, United States
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI
23 August 2011 | San Diego, California, United States
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