This project proposes to identify the most adequate level of concentration and tracking system able to achieve the EC costs goals using silicon solar cells. The work will consist of merging the European know how on concentrators in this project, to build 6 types of arrays which concentration levels will range from2X to over 100X, using static, passive and active single-axis tracking and double axis tracking. These systems will incorporate improvements and qualification of previous developed components in order to produce mature prototypes of representative size. Each system will be installed in 3 sites (Stuttgart, Ferraraand Madrid) where simultaneous and uniform monitoring will inform about performance, generation and energy cost of each system in any climate. The information obtained will be of commercial interest to manufacturers who envisage a market for arrays in the 100-to 2000 kWp range in a near future.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
28760 Tres Cantos
28230 Las Rozas De Madrid
BT37 0QB Newtown Abbey