New Mexico, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Emcore Corporation, a provider of semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets, announced that it entered into two supply agreements for solar cell receivers in June 2008 with a total value of approximately US $29 million.
These supply agreements include advance deposits to ensure production priority for these customers. The end applications for the product to be delivered range from solar farm to commercial rooftop installations employing Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) technology. Production for these orders has commenced and shipments are scheduled to occur over the next 24 months.
Emcore has introduced a line of integrated CPV solar cell products optimized for operation from 500X to 1000X concentration. The company says it’s CPV receivers have a minimum average efficiency of 37%.