Semprius, a solar company based in Durham, North Carolina, will open its first factory next week in Henderson, North Carolina. Semprius manufactures solar modules that concentrate the power of solar PV systems. GigaOM reports:
Semprius is focusing first on developing modules for solar concentrating photovoltaics that use gallium arsenide-based, multi-junction solar cells coupled with cheap optics to concentrate solar energy onto the high-efficiency cells. The solar modules have a 33.9 percent conversion efficiency of solar light into electricity, which is one of the most efficient in the world.