Santa Clara, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Conergy AG has placed an order with Silicon Valley (SV) Solar for a multi-kilowatt test system with a commitment to engineering collaboration and the sharing of performance data, which will speed the introduction of SV Solar’s Sol-X2 internal concentrator solar modules to the market.“Conergy has entered into a strategic R&D partnership with SV Solar that has the potential to expand into a significant, multi-faceted commercial relationship,” said Monika Leiner, head of sourcing for the PV Modules Global Technology Team at Conergy AG. “Sol-X technology has the potential to significantly reduce product cost per Wp while alleviating pressure on silicon supply.” Since Sol-X modules are form, fit and functionally compatible with standard flat plate modules, they can be seamlessly utilized by Conergy installation teams worldwide. Performance data collected to date supports SV Solar’s contention that the first generation product, Sol-X2, produces at least 100% of the energy, with less than 50% of the solar cell area. “Conergy’s vast resources and technical competence will be invaluable to our progress. In particular, their experience with TUV safety certification will streamline our path to market,” added Dr. Christoph Goeltner, VP of engineering for SV Solar. Based on successful technical evaluation and business negotiation, it is expected that this initial agreement will result in a volume purchase order in excess of 10MW, to be delivered over a 24-month period.