AltaTerra Research to present customer case
study and market overview for emerging solar technology, concentrating photovoltaics,
during October 27 online conference co-produced by RenewableEnergyWorld.com.
PALO ALTO, California,
October 18, 2010 – Early adopters have installed concentrating solar electric
systems globally for the past decade, but will risk adverse project developers
and financers accept this emerging technology? Concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) use
lenses and mirrors to focus the sun’s rays onto a small area, reducing solar
cell expense. Now CPV technologies
have surprised industry participants with a wave of new project
announcements--led by a 30 megawatt (MW) plant for
Xcel Energy. Does this new surge
of projects signal a tipping point for the concentrating PV industry?
AltaTerra Research will discuss this recent
resurgence of CPV along with a
customer case study and overview of the customers, project developers, and
equipment vendors in the CPV industry in its upcoming online conference "Concentrating Photovoltaics:
Customer Perspectives and Marketplace Realities” to be held on Wednesday, October 27 at 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern.
Victor Valley College recently installed a one megawatt (1 MW) CPV
plant, the largest completed CPV installation in North America to date. Al McQuilkin from GKK Works will discuss
why Victor Valley College chose to install CPV over other solar technologies and
share his experience with CPV.
AltaTerra analyst Eric Paul will provide an orientation to the current
realities in the CPV marketplace, including key players, emerging
applications, and recent project announcements. Nancy Hartsoch, Director of
the CPV Consortium will provide an overview of the industry, including
levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and advantages over other solar
technologies. Jon Guice, managing director of research at
AltaTerra, will moderate an extended period of Q&A.
delighted to have a leading CPV expert and a developer of the largest
installed U.S. CPV system to have a frank discussion of the challenges and
opportunities facing the CPV industry,” said AltaTerra’s Eric Paul. "2010 has
been a period of excitement for the CPV industry as CPV companies continue to
receive venture funding and a new wave of project installations and
announcements have occurred—and the industry is growing rapidly with the kind
of large-scale installations that we believe will be important to CPV’s
growth. Despite the recent surge in
project announcement and installations, CPV technologies still face challenges
to wider adoption in the solar marketplace.”
Further information and registration are
available online at:
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About AltaTerra Research
AltaTerra Research is a research consultancy
specializing in sustainable business and the commercial marketplace for clean
technology solutions. Through research reports, executive events and advisory
services, AltaTerra helps forward-looking organizations improve
resource-efficiency in their operations and capitalize on new 'green' market
opportunities. From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, we have been serving
a global base of corporate, institutional, and government clients since 2007.
More information is available at www.AltaTerra.net.