SolFocus, a designer and manufacturer of solar energy solutions, and Spain's Institute of Concentration Photovoltaics Systems (ISFOC) have installed the first CPV array in the ISFOC's 3 MW project in Castilla-LaMancha. This is the first 200 kW of 0.5 MW that SolFocus will install over the next few months for this worldwide solar initiative.
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, the company says. 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,’ says Dr. Pedro Banda, director general of the ISFOC.