Concentrix Solar GmbH, a division of Soitec Group, has introduced its U.S.-based subsidiary, Concentrix Solar, Inc. The new division is based in San Diego where the company installed a CPV demonstration system in July 2009 to test its solar modules under California’s climate conditions. The 6kW system has achieved 25% efficiency in generating electricity since its installation.
“With the development and growing importance of solar farms in the U.S., the time is right for us to form our U.S. venture,” said Hansjörg Lerchenmüller, CEO of Concentrix Solar. “Due to our CPV technology’s extreme efficiency, modularity and flexibility, we are prepared to meet the needs and challenges of the U.S. market.”
Clark Crawford will head the new office as general manager of business development. Previously, Crawford led sales and marketing efforts at CPV systems supplier Amonix. In addition to the announcement of its new subsidiary, Concentrix’s multi-junction CPV module has received a listing with the California Energy Commission (CEC). The CX-75 module was tested at TÜV Rheinland’s PV Testing Laboratory in Tempe, Arizona.