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November 23, 2007

Mtg: Solar Energy Technologies: Emphasis on Concentrating Photovoltaic Technologies

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY November 27
SF Power Engineering
Speaker: Kevin Fine, Director of Product Development, GreenVolts
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Cost: $5 for non-members, free for IEEE members
Place: California PUC Building, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
RSVP: required for lunch count, to Ben Williams, , 415-973-9473


Itâ??s an exciting time for solar energy.? A confluence of events â?? technological developments, financing opportunities, political and consumer openness, climate concerns, and the rise in price of other fuel sources â?? makes solar energy particularly attractive at this time.

This presentation will offer an overview of the various types of solar technology in development today and where they play in the market.? There will be a special focus on the discussion of concentrating photovoltaics (the use of an optical system to concentrate light from an aperture onto a smaller solar cell), as this technology can be particularly well suited to utility scale deployment.? The talk will conclude with an overview of the GreenVolts system and a discussion of LCOE â?? the Levelized Cost of Energy â?? as it relates to the system design of high concentration photovoltaic systems.


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