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Posted by Industry News on Jul 18, 2013

Soitec is deploying large-scale concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems, thanks in part to vertical integration of the solar systems, an ability to manufacture on the large scale, and innovations in efficiency. In May, Soitec's cells hit a record 43.6 percent efficiency. It is aiming for 50 percent efficiency within the next few years. Soitec panels are in use in the Newberry Solar 1 project in San Bernadino County, which is so far California's largest CPV project. Greentech Media reports:

"We are setting up in markets with opportunity for the future," said Borgers. He repeats the list of CPV benefits: low water needs, easy on the environment, easy to permit, low impact on land, and low degradation. Borgers cites a track record of installations in the UAE, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, and Namibia.
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