Concentrated solar photovoltaic

Concentrated solar photovoltaic

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Concentrated solar photovoltaic systems utilize lenses or curved mirrors to focus sunlight onto specialized solar cells for the production of electricity.

Pros

Can significantly increase PV electricity production from a smaller footprint.

Cons

Technology providers have struggled to develop and maintain market products

Real Talk

If perfected, concentrated PV could lower the cost of installing PV.

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