National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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The objective of this 18 month subcontract was the improvement of reflective optics CPV panels to enable the large-scale, reliable production of solar electricity to meet SAI-established LCOE targets, and ultimately provide a path to solar power at parity with or better than the cost of energy generated utilizing fossil fuels. To this end, SolFocus has completed this subcontract with great success as evidenced by the end results of a CPV panel with conversion efficiencies greater than the targeted 22% and manufacturing capabilities with a run rate capacity far exceeding the milestone benchmark >3MW.
Cost efficienct solar energy; Energy generation efficiency; Photovoltaics; Solar energy
Oil, Gas, and Energy | Power and Energy
Reflective optics CPV panels enabling large scale, reliable generation of solar energy cost competitive with fossil fuels.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/renew_pubs/19