Schafer Leading CPV Technology Research For Air Force Laboratory


r Corp., a scientific analysis and engineering company, has been selected to lead an industry consortium in a research and development effort to investigate and demonstrate the viability of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology for terrestrial power generation. As part of the solar generation project, Schafer will build, deploy and test a small array of CPV modules to evaluate performance in a low-latitude island environment while measuring their potential for offsetting the power consumption of the Maui High Performance Computing Center in Hawaii. The Air Force Research Laboratory contract, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is focused on the expansion of CPV technology for terrestrial power generation developed in Air Force Space Research and Development programs. The 100 kW-class demonstration site is planned to be located in or near the Maui Research and Technology Park. In conjunction with the project, Rising Sun LLC will install the CPV arrays, built by EMCORE Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M. The Dowling Co. and Munekiyo & Hiraga Inc. will provide guidance on land-use, site definition, and development and permitting. SOURCE: [link=]Schafer Corp.[/lin

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