GreenWing Energy Management and SolFocus have announced an agreement for SolFocus to supply high concentration photovoltaic (CPV) systems for GreenWing’s large-scale solar power projects in the western United States.
This agreement allows for the expansion of GreenWing’s business into the solar energy sector; the company intends to install the SolFocus CPV systems in both new utility-scale projects of 20-300MW and larger distributed generation applications of up to 1-20MW.
The SolFocus 1100S system uses approximately 1/1000th of the active, expensive solar cell material compared to traditional PV panels. These cells, for use in CPV systems, have a reported double efficiency level compared to traditional silicon PV cells. In solar-rich regions, the SolFocus CPV technology allows for efficiency rates that help solar power costs approach equivalence with fossil fuel generation.
GreenWing’s Vice President of Business Development Matt Penry said, “GreenWing and SolFocus are ideally positioned to participate in this exciting and rapidly growing market segment and provide customers with a cost competitive and environmentally responsible solution.”
The SolFocus CPV design is being peddled as far better for the environment in comparison to other solar power generation technologies as it has very low water usage, emissions free electricity, no noise from sites, no permanent shadowing or wildlife corridor interruptions, and no disruptive solar glare.
SolFocus President and CEO Mark Crowley said, “(GreenWing’s) capabilities are extremely valuable to SolFocus as we accelerate our volume equipment production program in the upcoming months.”
Financial details of the agreement, location of the projects, and timing of the developments were not disclosed.