Solar start-up Energy Innovations expects to release a solar concentrator for the commercial market this year, according to a company representative.
The company, which was spun out from technology incubator Idealab, is developing systems specifically for flat roofs typically seen in office parks and large retail outlets. Its subsidiary EI Solutions, is installing a 1.6 megawatt system at Google's corporate headquarters.
The idea behind solar concentrators is to amplify sunlight projected onto photovoltaic material to get more power from it and lower the overall system cost.
The first production system from Energy Innovations will use a lens to … Read more