Design and technical assessment of CPV technology
Another cornerstone of the research line on concentrator photovoltaics revolves around designing or optimizing robust, low-cost, high-performance CPV systems for the international industry, some of which have been taken to the demonstration plant level.
Furthermore, a considerable number of CPV plants with MW capacities have been commissioned in the recent years, allowing for some feedback on actual performance, risks and reliability of this technology. This research line establishes good practices in independent technical assessment of CPV systems and plants including realistic energy yield predictions in order to provide high technical confidence and reduce investor uncertainty.
As a result of the collaboration with most important manufacturers in the last decades, we have expertise in:
Contact person: Prof. Ignacio Antón