Chevron, Johnson Controls, and the US Southwest: Soitec Concentrix describes their CPV future

Soitec Concentrix CEO Hansjörg Lerchenmüller provides details of the company’s 1MW project for Chevron in NM during this podcast interview. He also tells Debra Vogler about Soitec Concentrix’s recently announced partnership with Johnson Controls, and why the US Southwest is irresistible for CPV.

(October 19, 2010) — Soitec Concentrix CEO Hansjörg Lerchenmüller provides details of the company’s 1MW project for Chevron in New Mexico in a podcast interview recorded at Solar Power International 2010. He also tells Debra Vogler, senior technical editor, about the recently announced partnership with Johnson Controls (JCI) for the development of utility scale solar power plants.

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Noting the extensive due diligence by its partner, Johnson Controls, Lerchenmüller says that it is in indication of the bankability and credibility of the company’s triple junction solar cell technology.

Asked to compare the U.S. and European markets for solar, he pointed out the uniqueness of the U.S. Southwest — the load demand combined with the amount of direct, normal irradiation — that make this region ideal for CPV.

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