EMCORE Corp. says it will supply its solar concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) components and systems to the Spanish market through several agreements. The company recently received a purchase order for 1 million CPV components from a prominent CPV system integrator, and the order is expected to be completed by March 2009.
Earlier this month, EMCORE reached an agreement to construct an 850 kW solar power park in Extremadura, Spain, which followed a November 2007 contract for a 300 kW system for Spain's Institute of Concentrator Photovoltaics Systems.
EMCORE's CPV solar cells are designed with high-efficiency compound semiconductor-based triple-junction solar cells. The company says it attained a 39% peak conversion efficiency under 1000x concentration in August 2007.