28 Nov '11, 8pm

CPV Will Help Power Global Climate Talks: The 17th annual Conference of the Parties (COP17) global climate talk...

CPV Will Help Power Global Climate Talks: The 17th annual Conference of the Parties (COP17) global climate talk...

world’s focus fixed intently on Durban, South Africa , it’s looking unlikely that there will be anything presented that will ease the stalemate between the U.S. and China over adopting emissions targets. While policy discussions will dominate the stage, one company is taking a different approach to energy awareness and is using the event as a way to market itself and the benefits of solar power. And they’ll be doing that with a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power plant , a technology that often goes unnoticed by all but the most astute energy observers. To those seeing it for the first time, CPV uses an optical system to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto central PV cells, which then turn the sunlight directly into electricity. This type of technology is seen as ideal in a place like South Africa, which has large solar ambitions and a wealth of sunshine. The tech...

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