CPV ramps to utility status in 2011

Nancy Hartsoch, of the CPV Consortium and SolFocus, shares the status of CPV with senior technical editor Debra Vogler. This year, the first utility-scale installations of CPV are going up. Even larger projects will be deployed over the next few years.

October 18, 2011 — Nancy Hartsoch, of the CPV Consortium and SolFocus, shares the status of concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) with senior technical editor Debra Vogler. This year, the first utility-scale installations of CPV are going up. Even larger projects will be deployed over the next few years.

Hartsoch speaks at Solar Power International 2011, this week in Dallas, TX.
Hartsoch also comments on the “cloud” Solyndra’s bankrupcy has hung over the solar industry. The facts, she notes, don’t line up with the negative backlash solar has seen. Jobs in this energy industry are growing. While Solyndra is not demonstrative of the solar industry as a whole, the US Department of Energy (DOE) could make some improvements to the funding strategy it employs with solar, Harsoch says.

More interviews from SPI 2011:

Skyline Solar unveils CPV technology at SPI, chats about subsidies

Solar Power Technologies: Using the cloud to achieve ROI

Suniva adds BOS components to PV offering

Canadian Solar makes a play for re-engineering solar economics

Paula Mints on Solyndra, PV grid parity

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