A lot lies ahead. The reality is that CPV today shows a lot of promise - but it is yet to
be established as a part of the solar market place never mind the energy market. This
paper does not focus on the particular CPV technology being commercialized today
but rather on the process of commercialization. My presentation will rely on my
experience with Solar Systems' CPV technology.
It is not just that there is a lot ahead, much is to be done...
There are three key phases involved in bringing technology to market with each phase
an identifiable and measurable process. Technology and its development are
inextricably linked to the organisation in which it exists. Technology cannot be
commercialized in a vacuum; it needs to exist in an organisation that is capable of,
and intentional in, supporting the delivery of the technology to market.
Commercial operation is of course not the end of the journey, but just another weigh
point - the process forms a continuum of activity that is constantly taking new
developments through the various stages.
For now, lets just look at the three phases in a line and consider what has to happen
in order to get along the path. We will come back to the continuum thought later.