Concentrix Solar, Emcore, ISFOC, Isofoton and SolFocus have established the CPV Consortium – an organization focused on supporting the development and optimizing the success of concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) as a mainstream energy source.
‘Today, CPV is on the cusp of delivering on its promise of low-cost, reliable solar-generated electricity that will be cost-competitive with traditional energy sources,’ says Nancy Hartsoch, director of the CPV Consortium and vice president of marketing for SolFocus. ‘The challenge now is to assure that a proper foundation and infrastructure is in place to support CPV, which is why we are pleased to have a broad and expanding membership.’
The CPV Consortium says membership is open to all companies and institutions that have an interest in advancing the CPV industry, including cell and material suppliers, panel suppliers, tracker companies, integrators, power generators, universities and government organizations, and others.
Veeco and 3M – equipment and materials suppliers to the CPV industry – have also joined the consortium as charter members. Interested parties can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOURCE: CPV Consortium