Concentrating Solar Power
- Category: Concentrating Solar Power
26 Aug 2009
- Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:06
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Sunovia partners with EPIR to create a low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell using cadmium telluride on silicon PV materials. STOCKXPERT
The expansion will enable both companies to begin optimization of their high-efficiency,
low-cost cadmium telluride on Silicon (CdTe/Si) concentrated photovoltaic (PV) products. Pilot scale production will begin once optimization is completed.
Sunovia partnered with EPIR to manufacture a high-efficiency CdTE/Si solar cell that concentrates the sunlight up to 500 times its normal intensity, producing a significantly higher amount of electricity at a lower cost than traditional PV products.
Sunovia and EPIR have also expanded their materials synthesis and device fabrication facility to 26,000 square feet, including 4,000 square feet of clean-room laboratory space. The partners’ R and D and engineering staff has also doubled over the past year.
Based in Sarasota, Florida, Sunovia creates and markets advanced, cost-effective concentrated photovoltaic and flat panel solar systems that employ patented cadmium telluride solar cell and infrared technologies.
Sunovia owns an equity interest in Illinois-based EPIR, which specializes in optoelectronic materials and Sensors targeted towards the infrared sensor, biosensor and solar photovoltaic industries. Currently, EPIR has more than $20 million in governmental contracts, including those with the US Department of Energy, Department of Defense and missile agency.
- Natassia Y. Laforteza