Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] SolFocus has announced the installation of the first CPV array in the ISFOC’s 3 MW project in Castilla-LaMancha. This is the first 200 kilowatts of the .5 megawatt (MW) that SolFocus will install for this worldwide solar initiative aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of CPV technology.
The ISFOC project is sponsored by the government of Castilla-La Mancha. SolFocus’ installation of the first power-producing system in the project is a major milestone in achieving the objectives of the program, which supports participating companies by carrying out important R&D efforts on their installed systems. This includes studies and norms, developments on measurement technology for large systems, reliability testing, maintenance, and analysis of solar radiation and energy produced.
“This is a very important occasion as it brings the industry one step closer towards commercial deployment of CPV technologies. For this unprecedented and ambitious program, the ISFOC has selected CPV technologies that are the most advanced and have the brightest futures,” said Dr. Pedro Banda, Director General of the ISFOC.