February 22, 2016
EPRI to evaluate performance of Solergy, Inc. high-concentration solar photovoltaic system at SolarTAC
Aurora, CO - The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is testing Solergy, Inc.’s 40 Year solar energy system in an installation at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) in Aurora, Colorado.
The 40 Year Solar high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) system uses high-efficiency multijunction cells in a modular design that enables upgrades as technology improvements become available.
“EPRI is testing four HCPV systems, including a 15-kWDC Solergy array, as part of a collaborative performance evaluation project at SolarTAC. Each technology offers potential value to EPRI’s member utility companies, and field testing data will provide important information those companies can use to make informed asset decisions,” said EPRI’s Cara Libby.
Performance evaluations will include comparisons of technology production profiles, seasonality and snow effects, and other factors. Testing of the Solergy system began September 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2017.
Solergy (www.solergyinc.com) developes, manufactures, and distributes highly efficient and reliable solar energy systems that generate the most energy at the lowest cost. It has developed the world’s first upgradeable, 40+ year lifetime High Concentrating Photovoltaic (HCPV) System that can generate electricity at a cost as low as $0.01/kWhr. The performance and reliability of Solergy’s technology have been validated by reputable 3rd parties.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 674311. This communication reflects only the author’s view. The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information this page contains.