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Having signed an exclusive wafer supply contract with specialist wafer producer IQE in February, 2012 CPV cell developer and manufacturer, Solar Junction has placed the first major order for wafers worth US$1.95 million. The order is in relation to Solar Junction’s first 5MW order from SolFocus, which is planning the construction of a 450MW CPV project in Baja, Mexico.
The order comprises US$1 million for wafers and US$950,000 for wafer development to support cell efficiency improvements inline with Solar Junction’s aim to surpass 50% conversion efficiencies.
“Our long term, exclusive wafer supply agreement with the world record holders in cell efficiency, coupled with the large scale manufacturing capacity now in place following our deal to acquire RFMD’s in-house MBE production capacity, position IQE to be a major wafer supplier to the rapidly emerging CPV industry, by far the most efficient of any solar technology,” commented Dr Drew Nelson, IQE President and CEO.
Solar Junction is commercializing its Adjustable Spectrum Lattice Matched (A-SLAM) multi-junction solar cell architecture.