Scaled Solar said today that it entered into two definitive supply agreements for its SS1-CPV systems in July 2008. The company’s high-concentrating photovoltaic (HCPV) systems will power solar farms with a total combined output of 75 MW in the San Francisco Bay Area and California’s Central Valley, beginning in 2009 and running through 2013.
“The multiyear agreements we have signed in the past four months validates the strength of our technology position combined with a compelling value proposition for our customers,” said Angel Valencia, VP of the privately held San Francisco-based firm. “We are in negotiations with numerous other potential customers as we look to signing more long-term supply agreements.”
Scaled Solar manufactures and markets HCPV units for industrial and commercial applications. Its systems, which carry a standard 20-year warranty, feature a solar-receiver array of high-efficiency CPV cells, curved reflector dish and other advanced optical concentration technologies, tracking mechanisms, and real-time monitoring via Web-based managment and control, all of which the company claims can help reduce end-user expenses and deliver a significant cost-per-watt renewable energy advantage.
— Tom Cheyney