The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), an applied contract research and development center in Cambridge, Mass., has hired concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) expert Geoffrey S. Kinsey to serve as the new director of its photovoltaic technologies group.
At Fraunhofer CSE, Kinsey will oversee strategy development for the photovoltaic research group, the execution of research plans and contracts, and business development. His responsibility includes the center's indoor PV module fabrication and testing laboratory in Cambridge, as well as its outdoor PV test facilities in Revere, Mass., and Albuquerque, N.M.
Kinsey previously served as senior director of research and development at Amonix Inc., based in Seal Beach, Calif., where he led a team optimizing operation of Amonix solar power generators using III-V multi-junction cells. Recently, this group became the first to demonstrate a module efficiency rating of 33% in outdoor operating conditions.