Boeing and Stirling Energy Systems have formed a strategic partnership to complete the commercialization and deployment of Boeing’s XR700 high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar power technology. Through a licensing agreement with Boeing, Stirling has acquired the sole rights to develop, manufacture, and deploy the HCPV product globally.
Stirling will lead the commercialization process, with Boeing providing technical program development and engineering expertise under a contracting partnership. Tessera Solar, a Stirling affiliate, will be responsible for development, construction, and operation of solar power facilities using the XR700.
Boeing is in the development and construction phase of a 100kW facility at California State University, Northridge, using the HCPV solar power technology. The facility is expected to be operational during the third quarter of 2010.
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