SNL’s Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems Integration department and staff from the NSTTF worked with SunPower to install 110 kWe of SunPower’s new C7 low-concentration PV systems at the NSTTF. This is the first demonstration of a utility-size CPV test at SNL. The PV Reliability group worked closely with SunPower during the development and early implementation stage to support design optimization. SNL is using the systems data to evaluate the reliability of this low-concentration system. SunPower is using the site to test new components in side-by-side comparisons. The groups are working together to improve performance models specific to this technology.
Concentrating photovoltaic array located at the NSTTF, hardware provided and operated by SunPower Corporation.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.