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10 April 2008


Emcore to deploy CPV systems with China’s XinAo

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic and solar power markets, has agreed to supply concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems to XinAo Group of Langfang, China (one of the country’s largest energy companies, and known for its clean-energy technologies).

Emcore’s CPV systems are powered by its high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells that operate with 500x concentration. The program will start with the delivery of a 50kW CPV system to be installed in Langfang for test and evaluation purposes. Once the expected reliability and performance metrics have been demonstrated, XinAo plans to install CPV systems to provide electric power for its coal gasification project, which is estimated to have a requirement of 60MW of power.

In addition, XinAo intends to build a plant in China, jointly owned by Emcore , to manufacture CPV systems designed and certified by Emcore for the Chinese market.

“This kind of distributed energy application is a strategic focus for Emcore,” says Earl Fuller, VP and general manager of Emcore’s Solar Power Division. Through its subsidiary Emcore China (also located in Langfang), Emcore will be able to form an efficient and cost-effective manufacturing capability to serve XinAo and other demands in the Chinese market, he adds.

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