29 Mar '12, 12pm

SolFocus Snags Mega CPV Project in Mexico

Construction of the first 50 MW is set to begin later this year and could start producing power by the end of 2013. Even at 50 MW, the scale will far exceed the roughly 8 MW that have been installed around the world using SolFocus’ technology, said Nancy Hartsoch, vice president of marketing and business development at SolFocus. Not counting the proposed 450 MW, $1.4 billion project, SolFocus has about 35 MW of projects under contract or construction, she added. The kind of CPV technology that has been developed by California-based SolFocus concentrates sunlight hundreds of times onto tiny triple-junction solar cells that are expensive but also more efficient than the semiconductors used in conventional and much larger solar cells, such as silicon, cadmium-telluride and copper-indium-gallium-selenide. Interest in developing CPV technology grew around the middle of last dec...

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