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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:23 PM
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Boeing to Supply Terrestrial Solar Cells for Australia

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2006/q3/060815b_nr....

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15, 2006 -- The Boeing Company today announced it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to supply concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cell assemblies to an Australian company that produces renewable solar energy.

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The solar cell assemblies will be capable of generating more than 11 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power 3,500 average-sized homes.

"For the past 50 years, Spectrolab has been a leader in space-based solar cells," said Dr. David Lillington, president of Spectrolab, the world's leading producer of space and terrestrial concentrating solar cells. "We have leveraged our expertise in space photovoltaic products and created terrestrial concentrating solar cells with record-breaking efficiencies averaging above 35 percent. We are now partnering with the best of industry and making great strides in reducing the cost of solar energy to homes and businesses worldwide."

This contract with Solar Systems continues an earlier relationship between the two companies. In April, Spectrolab and Solar Systems brought the world's first full-scale ultra high efficiency 35-kilowatt solar generator online in Australia. The system created a new benchmark for solar concentrator systems both in system efficiency and cost, and showed great promise for the future of renewable energy.
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