The verdict is still out on whether concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) can really hold its own against flat-panel crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV.
While the c-Si market will deploy tens of gigawatts in 2012, CPV will commission tens of megawatts. As one of Greentech Media’s readers said, “While the rest of the solar industry is immersed in hand-to-hand LCOE combat, the CPV world is still presenting bandgap analyses, Fresnel lens technology, and lattice matching.”
On the other hand, CPV does have great potential in efficiency improvements — improvements that could lead to considerably lower systems costs.
We’ve seen some positive action in CPV this week and in the last few weeks. Here’s a quick re-cap… Read more