Solar Pioneers of CPV Technology, Multijunction Solar Cells

Pioneers in CPV 

Amonix is the recognized leader in concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology. This is a position we have earned through more than 23 years at the forefront of CPV research and development.

The company grew into this role steadily, setting a 25.5% average efficiency world record in the early 1990s with the development of its stable back junction point contact solar cell.

In 2012, Amonix set the world record for CPV outdoor operating module efficiency at 33.5% - proving that over one third of direct sunlight hitting an Amonix system can be converted into clean, green energy.

MegaModule® design

Amonix continued its leadership position in photovoltaic solar power technology development with the introduction of the MegaModule® design in the mid-1990s. The integration of inexpensive concentrating acrylic Fresnel lenses, solar cell receiver plates, and a dual-axis sun-tracking structure into a single assembly enhanced system modularity, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

Multijunction cells

In 2005, Amonix incorporated the world’s most efficient silicon solar cell, at 27.6% efficiency under concentration. Then, introducing a true step-change in efficiency from silicon CPV, the company began to bring the space-industry III-V multijunction solar cell down to utility-scale solar power.

Use of these multijunction solar cells in the 7700 Solar Power Generator CPV system continues the company’s tradition of improving efficiency and lowering the costs of electricity generated solar- power.

Proven experience

As a pioneer in the CPV market, Amonix sets itself apart by fully integrating its position as a leading concentrated photovoltaic technology designer into that of a commercial manufacturer of large CPV technology systems. The result: steadily increasing solar power generation capacity and decreasing the cost of solar energy production, through eight generations of system development.

No other organization operating in the CPV market space offers the development track record, field experience, or commercial success rate of Amonix.

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