Solar Junction to co-develop solar energy technologies with Amonix

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Greentech Lead America:Solar Junction, a developer of high efficiency multi-junction solar energy cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market, formed partnership with Amonix, a designer and manufacturer of utility-scale CPV solar power systems, to co-develop solar energy technologies.”This agreement solidifies a new partnership between two advanced technology leaders in CPV,” said Pat McCullough, chief executive officer at Amonix. “It’s our goal, by combining our world record module technology with Solar Junction’s world record solar cell, that we can increase efficiencies while driving CPV costs down.”

According to McCullough, the collaboration will immediately result in lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).

In October 2012, Solar Junction  surpassed its own world record, achieving 44 percent efficiency at a concentration of 942 suns.

Amonix secured the world record for a CPV module in May of 2012, by converting over one-third (33.5 percent) of the energy of direct sunlight into electricity. This record is internationally recognized as the gold standard for solar power efficiency.

Solar Junction

Solar  Junction’s new record continues to demonstrate the value of its A-SLAM materials, which uniquely provide CPV system manufacturers the foundation to deliver the most efficient conversion of solar to electrical energy.

CPV panels work by concentrating sunlight onto small multi-junction cells, which Solar Junction manufactures at its North San Jose facility.

Solar Junction is headquartered in San Jose, California. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Advanced Technology Ventures, and IQE. For more information, please

Amonix designs and manufactures concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems that require no water in power production, use land better, and produce more energy per acre than any other solar technology.

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