Concentrix Solar

Concentrix Solar GmbH is a German solar power company based in Freiburg , specialized in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) technology. In December 2009, Concentrix Solar was acquired by the French Soitec Group. [1]


It was founded in 2005, as a spin-off company of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE . Concentrix Solar builds large solar power plant concentrator suitable for sunny areas. [2] In 2007, Concentrix Solar was awarded the Innovation Award by the German Economy for its CPV technology. [3] From February 2006 to December 2009, the investment company Good Energies was invested in Concentrix Solar. [4] Abengoa Solar was an investor of Concentrix Solar from November 2007 to December 2009. [5]

Technical details

Concentrix concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) modules bundle sunlight up to 500 times with the use of lenses and focus it on III-V based Triple-junction solar cells (GaInP / GaInAs / Ge), [6] which then convert the light into electrical energy . [7] To ensure that the sunlight is effectively focused on the CPV modules are installed on a two-axis sun tracking system . [8] With its CPV technology Concentrix Solar achieves a module efficiency of 27%. [9]

See also

  • Abengoa Solar
  • Fraunhofer Institute
  • Solar Skyline
  • Concentrating solar power


  1. Jump up^ “Soitec expands into the fast growing solar energy market with the acquisition [sic] of Concentrix Solar” . Retrieved 2009-12-12 .
  2. Jump up^ “Concentrix Solar: Company” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  3. Jump up^ “Innovationspreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  4. Jump up^ “Investment Portfolio – Good Energies” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  5. Jump up^ “Concentrix Solar: Combining existing expertise for new energy” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  6. Jump up^ “Concentrix Solar: High Performance Cells” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  7. Jump up^ “Innovationspreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft 2007 Finalisten” . Archived from the original on May 13, 2008 . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  8. Jump up^ “Concentrix Solar: Tracking System” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .
  9. Jump up^ “Concentrix Solar: Concentrator Modules” . Retrieved 2008-12-03 .

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