Our technology is better suited to handle such issues because it is elevated, and can even be built over water, drainage basins, or known flood areas.
Long Term Partnerships: Developing Sustainable Energy through Solar Power
Whether developers are looking to operate their utility energy projects themselves or sell them to a third party, the long-term view is still significant. With that in mind, it is important to select a technology partner with experience that will see you through an ongoing partnership.
No other CPV solar power provider has been in business longer than Amonix, with its 23-year company history and over 18 years of experience in the field with plants deployed around the world.
By working with major utilities such as Southern California Edison, Tucson Electric Power, and NV Energy, Amonix has learned what it takes to take a project from start to finish while working in multiple jurisdictions, whether in different countries, states, cities, or local municipalities.
Amonix effectively supports the development process based on experience with the myriad of issues associated with bringing a utility-scale solar power system online. We also understand that permitting issues can arise, even with clean energy projects, and we are able to chart the most efficient and productive path forward.
For example, we are aware of the problems that can be associated with drainage and storm water run-off. The design of our solar power systems is better suited to deal with such issues because it is elevated. For this reason, our solar power plants can even be built over water, drainage basins, or known flood plains.
Height restrictions are typically not a problem for our plants either, because Amonix solar power systems stand at 50', well within the 35-70' zone that most cities enforce. But we also know how to approach municipalities that do not already provide solar variances. Even the FAA has approved solar power installations in the flight paths for airports in Prescott and Glendale, Arizona., and Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you are a developer looking to accelerate your returns, browse the rest of our site to find out more about partnership opportunities with Amonix. The streamlined development process you will benefit in partnering with us typically means more rapid deployment, which equates to lower development costs and faster operating or payout revenues.
For example, a 60kW Amonix concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) sustainable energy plant can be installed on non-graded terrain in a dry sunny climate in only days, not weeks or months.
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04/30/2013CPV Intelligence Brief 17-30 April 2013PV-Insider.com
By ksdickson Apr 30, 2013
Amonix converts 36% of direct sunlight into electricity
Companies and organisations mentioned: Amonix, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, SolarJunction, Boeing Spectrolab
CPV Intelligence Brief 17 – 30 April 2013
Amonix converts 36% of direct sunlight into electricity
California-based Amonix, a designer and manufacturer of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, has converted more than 36% of direct sunlight into electricity.
A module showcasing Amonix’s latest-generation CPV technology has been in outdoor testing from late February to April of this year. During this period, the Amonix module demonstrated a peak operating efficiency of 36.2% measured on March 14, 2013 with a DNI of 876 W/m2, an ambient temperature of 16°C and instantaneous wind speed of 1 m/s, breaking the previous 34.2% peak efficiency set by Amonix in May 2012.
Over the entire testing period, the Amonix module earned a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) outdoor efficiency rating of 34.9%, a new world record, under international standard operating conditions for concentrator photovoltaics of 900 W/m2, 20°C ambient temperature and 2m/s wind speed, breaking the previous 33.5% rated efficiency record also set by Amonix in May 2012.
The module uses Boeing Spectrolab 40% high efficiency solar cells and Amonix’s proprietary CPV technology to achieve world record performance.
04/26/2013Amonix Achieves World Record for PV Module Efficiency in Test at NRELThe Wall Street Journal
SEAL BEACH, Calif.--April 26, 2013--
Amonix Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, announced today that it has successfully converted more than 36% of direct sunlight into electricity. A module showcasing Amonix's latest-generation CPV technology has been in outdoor testing from late February to April of this year. During this period, the Amonix module demonstrated a peak operating efficiency of 36.2% measured on March 14, 2013 with a DNI of 876 W/m(2) , an ambient temperature of 16degC and instantaneous wind speed of 1 m/s, breaking the previous 34.2% peak efficiency set by Amonix in May 2012.
Over the entire testing period, the Amonix module earned a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) outdoor efficiency rating of 34.9%, a new world record, under international standard operating conditions for concentrator photovoltaics of 900 W/m(2) , 20degC ambient temperature and 2m/s wind speed, breaking the previous 33.5% rated efficiency record also set by Amonix in May 2012. The module uses Boeing Spectrolab 40% high efficiency solar cells and Amonix's proprietary CPV technology to achieve world record performance.
This result continues Amonix's long history of leading the world in solar module efficiency, having been the first to convert over 1/3(rd) of the sun's energy in May 2012, and the first to break 30% module efficiency in 2011.
02/28/2013Amonix, Solar Junction Plot CPV Efficiency Gains, Lower CostsRenewableEnergyWorld.com
New Hampshire, USA -- The two current record-holders in concentrated solar PV (CPV) cell and module technology hope that combining efforts will boost performance, and lower costs, to finally fulfill CPV's promise of lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) compared with other solar technologies.
Last October Solar Junction topped 44 percent efficiency with its multijunction solar cells. Amonix set the top market for a CPV module in May 2012 at 33.5 percent, using ~40 percent efficient cells supplied by Spectrolab. Putting the two together will push the end efficiency significantly higher, they believe, which is the key to reducing total system costs over time. And that is CPV's real selling point over other solar PV technologies: despite higher upfront costs, it makes up for that with lower LCOE over the system's lifetime.
11/28/2012Western dreams: The Alamosa Solar project, the world's largest CPV plantSolar Server
The Western United States is a big place. The sheer scale of the landscape overwhelms; in many states you can drive hundreds of kilometers in any direction, through prairies, forests, mountains and deserts, without encountering a city.
This land has always attracted ambitious individuals; after the Native Americans came trappers, prospectors for gold and silver, farmers, ranchers, those fleeing religious persecution, and more recently, hippies and entrepreneurs.
In the Western state of Colorado, on the high prairie of the San Luis Valley, facing the wall of the San Juan Mountains, is one of the most ambitious solar projects yet undertaken. Above the rabbitbrush and greasewood are a series of 15 by 21 meter arrays of lenses, rising on hundreds of metal poles like an alien orchard.
This is Cogentrix' Alamosa Solar project, the world's largest concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) project, which we bring you as Solar Server's November 2012 Solar Energy System of the Month.
11/14/2012Report: CPV could be 30% cheaper than PV by 2016PV Tech
Improved technology and decreasing costs could boost concentrated PV (CPV) installations to 3GW worldwide within four years, according to research.
A report by IMS Research said that advances in CPV technology would drive down costs by 16% annually, prompting an increase in installations from today’s cumulative total of around 160MW to 3GW by 2016.
“With companies such as Solar Junction breaking cell efficiency records and Amonix capable of producing 34.2% efficient commercial modules, and focused on driving down system prices, acceptance of CPV as a utility-scale generation method is predicted to accelerate,” said report co-author and IMS Research Analyst Jemma Davies.
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