Abengoa Solar has announced the launch of a new high-concentration photovoltaic system with which it has obtained efficiency rates of more than 28%.
The company explains that the new power generation system consists of a high-concentration module and an extremely accurate tracking and control system. The module uses III-V triple-junction cells, like those used in space applications, with an efficiency exceeding 39%, which "complemented by an advanced optical design, produce better results than those obtained with other systems in high temperature regions".
The developers claim that the modules can be more easily manufactured and installed, and that this technology can be located on rooftops and other sites with a reduced visual impact. They can also be fitted on highly precise trackers for large solar arrays.
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