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The CPV Consortium's FAQ addresses frequent questions about the Consortium and about CPV technology in general.
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What is the CPV Consortium?
Can I be a member of the Consortium if my company does not directly supply CPV systems?
What is “CPV” and how is it different from other solar technology?
What value does CPV bring to the solar industry?
Do CPV systems perform better than traditional silicon based PV?
Where will CPV systems be most efficient?
What is the efficiency of CPV systems?
What is the efficiency rating of PV panels?
What is different about solar cells used in CPV systems?
Why are trackers needed?
What maintenance is required for these systems?
How does CPV technology keep the environment in mind?
What is LCOE?
What do all these electrical terms mean?
CESI is a joint stock company whose shareholders are leading national and international players in the electro energetic and electromechanical sectors. These include Enel and Terna. Since over 50 years, CESI is a provider of Testing, Certification, Consulting and Engineering services to the Electric Power System globally, including areas where large scale renewable energy investments are ongoing such as South and East Mediterranean and Middle East countries. CESI also has 30 years’ experience in R&D and production of high efficiency MJ solar cells for space applications being one of the top four worldwide suppliers with more than 60 satellites in orbit. In the last 5 years CESI has also produced terrestrial MJ cells which were extensively tested in pilots, meeting the requirements of the CPV systems. CESI also facilitates through its competencies and relationships the bankability of CPV projects.
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