Currently there is strong interest from Army and Air Force for lighter weight, higher output panels for terrestrial and aerospace applications. There is strong need for concentrating photovoltaic makers to increase performance in order to reduce the size of installations to lower cost.
- Limited to triple-junction cells used in aerospace and concentrating photovoltaics (CPV)
- Our low cost simple invention may be bypassed by another technology
- Target markets are less cost sensitive than Si cells
- Analysts predict strong growth for concentrated solar power (CSP) in USA, MENA
- Technology may be applicable to other product types, e.g. thin films, printed solar cells.