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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