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10 July 2008


Emcore wins CPV receiver orders worth $29m

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which manufactures components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic, and solar power markets, says that in June it entered into two definitive supply agreements for solar cell receivers with a total value of about $29m. The agreements incorporate advance deposits to ensure production priority for the customers concerned.

End applications for the product to be delivered range from solar farms to commercial rooftop installations employing concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology. Production for the orders has already started, and shipments are scheduled to occur over the next 24 months.

Emcore says that the purchase orders diversify its growing terrestrial component backlog. Emcore has a line of integrated CPV solar cell products optimized for operation at 500-1000x concentration with a minimum average efficiency of 37%, providing terrestrial systems integrators with a complete PV solution for their CPV systems, the firm says. The CPV receiver can be integrated into existing CPV systems.

Emcore claims to be the first firm to provide 20 years of performance warranty. It adds that, by choosing its receivers, CPV system developers can focus on advancing their optical design and optimizing the balance of their system, hence reducing time to market.

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