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NEDO Completes Development and Begins Demonstration of World’s First Concentrator Photovoltaic Tracker System

– Realizes 65% conversion efficiency using a hybrid system consisting of concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) systems –
September  13,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
ACTREE Corporation

NEDO and ACTREE Corp. have successfully developed the world's first concentrator photovoltaic tracker system capable of converting 65% of its collected solar power into electricity and heat.

The system is a frame-mounted hybrid system, which can simultaneously generate electricity from sunlight and collect solar heat by utilizing hot water (over 60°C). Beginning in September 2017, a demonstration test will begin at the ACTREE Corp. headquarters in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.

ACTREE Corp. will design a commercial product based on the result of the demonstration test, the "iU SOALA," with a goal of bringing it to market in FY2018.

  • Sight of the system for demonstration
    Figure. Concentrator photovoltaic tracker system for demonstration

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Innovation Promotion Department
Contact Persons: Takeuchi, Matsumoto Tel: +81-44-520-5175­

ACTREE Corporation
Contact Person: Masui Tel: +81-76-277-3880­