Soitec finishes California CPV

A close-up view of a Soitec CPV cell

A close-up view of a Soitec CPV cell

French concentrating PV (CPV) developer Soitec has finished building the 1.5MW Newberry Solar 1 project in California.

Power generated by the solar farm, which uses the company's fifth-generation Concentrix CX-S530 CPV systems, will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The 720 CX-M500 modules installed for Newberry Solar 1 were produced at Soitec's North American manufacturing headquarters in San Diego, opened last December, on fully automated assembly lines.

“Newberry Solar 1 is the first solar power plant constructed in the US with our most advanced CPV modules shipped directly from our new San Diego manufacturing facility," says  Soitec executive vice president Gaetan Borgers. 

"With a current  production capacity of 280MW and a worldwide pipeline of solar power Log in to read complete article.

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