EMCORE Receives $24 M Concentrator Solar Cell Order

Albuquerque, New Mexico [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] EMCORE has been awarded a follow-on production order from Green and Gold Energy for three million solar cells for use in the company’s SunCube concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system. The 105 megawatt (MW) purchase order is a follow-on order to an initial 5 MW order placed earlier this year. All hardware ordered under this contract is to be shipped by the end of 2008; EMCORE will deliver its Concentrator Triple-Junction (CTJ) solar cell products, which have been designed and optimized for Green and Gold Energy’s 1100x CPV system. EMCORE has demonstrated record conversion efficiency of 39% under high concentration conditions. These ultra-high efficiency CPV cells are presently in volume production for multiple customers in a variety of cell sizes.

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