CPV solar cell manufacturer, EMCORE has received a $28 million order for 70MW of concentrator solar cell receivers to be deployed in various solar plant installations by ES System of Gwang-Ju, South Korea. Production has already commenced and shipments are scheduled to occur over the next 24 months, according to EMCORE.
“We continue to see increased demand for this enabling product from customers around the world and this purchase order further diversifies our growing terrestrial component backlog, which now exceeds $110M,” noted David Danzilio, Vice President and General Manager of EMCORE’s Photovoltaics Division. “Our second automated receiver assembly line has entered into volume production and we expect to commence shipments from the third receiver line in June. When combined with the recently completed CPV solar cell capacity expansion, this assembly capability positions EMCORE as the only vertically integrated CPV receiver manufacturer to the global concentrating photovoltaics industry,”
ES System is also procuring EMCORE receivers under an existing supply agreement from Green and Gold Energy (GGE) of Adelaide, Australia. All Emcore solar cell receivers are being integrated into ES System CPV units at their manufacturing facilities in Gwang-Ju City, South Korea.