BSQ Solar to further refine CPV technology through collaboration with IES-UPM

30-10-16

BSQ Solar to further refine CPV technology through collaboration with IES-UPM

BSQ Solar and the Institute of Solar Energy of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (IES-UPM)  have entered into a collaboration agreement to further refine BSQ’s HCPV technology and production capacities.

Founded in 1979, IES-UPM is the oldest research center in Europe specifically devoted to research in the field of photovoltaic solar energy.IES-2

Having published the first treatise on concentrator photovoltaics in 1989 (Solar Cells and Optics for Photovoltaic Concentration)  it is considered one of the cradles of nowadays HCPV technology in all its aspects from non-imaging optics, to very high efficiency cell concepts and from pioneering large scale deployment of CPV systems to the development of specific manufacturing equipment and instrumentation.

Within this collaboration, BSQ and IES-UPM will work together on design aspects of HCPV systems and also specifically focus on how to further optimize production and quality assurance equipment so that it can be integrated into BSQ’s processes in the most cost effective way.