Vancouver, Canada & California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] GreenWing Energy Management Ltd. has signed an agreement with SolFocus Inc. for SolFocus to supply high concentration photovoltaic (CPV) systems for GreenWing’s large-scale solar power projects in the western United States. GreenWing plans to install the SolFocus CPV systems in both new utility-scale projects (20-300 megawatts) and larger distributed generation applications (1-20 megawatts).
GreenWing said that it will continue to develop its portfolio of world-class wind energy projects in the U.S. and Canada.
“This agreement clearly illustrates GreenWing’s commitment to PV technology and the significant environmental and economic benefits that it presents. GreenWing is confident that the energy conversion efficiencies and modest environmental impacts of the SolFocus technology will represent a competitive advantage for GreenWing in providing our customers with a reliable and cost-competitive renewable energy product for many years to come,” said Dan Allard, CEO of GreenWing Energy Management Ltd.
The SolFocus CPV design employs a system of patented reflective optics to concentrate sunlight 650 times onto small, highly efficient solar cells. The SolFocus 1100S system uses approximately 1/1,000th of the active, expensive solar cell material compared to traditional photovoltaic panels.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Stephen Lacey caught up with SolFocus’ vice president of marketing Nancy Hartsoch, to talk about the progress the company’s made over the last year and the outlook for the CPV market as a whole. Play the video below to hear what she had to say.