New Mexico, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Emcore Corporation announced its first deployment of a concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) system in China with the XinAo Group, one of China’s largest energy companies. As part of an earlier agreement, the 50-kilowatt (kW) test and evaluation system is fully installed and operational and is producing power in accordance with specifications.
Emcore and XinAo said that the two companies are continuing discussions regarding the possible construction of a joint-owned plant in China, to manufacture CPV systems designed and certified by Emcore for its coal gasification project and the Chinese market.
“We are pleased to introduce the first CPV terrestrial power system in China in partnership with the XinAo Group and look forward to pursuing other solar power opportunities in China’s emerging renewable energy market,” said Dr. John Iannelli, corporate CTO and general manager of Emcore’s Solar Power Division.
In early October, Emcore was also granted access permits for its 850-kW commercial solar park installation in the Extremedora region of Spain. In addition to these two deployments, Emcore expects several other pilot sites to be deployed by the end of the year.