Editorial: Toward 100 Gigawatts of Concentrator Photovoltaics by 2030

Daniel J. Friedman, Richard R. King, Richard M. Swanson, Jennifer McJannet, Don Gwinner

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In this editorial, we report on the conclusions of a concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) industry group convened in July 2012 to develop pathways to large-scale CPV deployment, specifically targeting the installation of 100 GW of CPV in the United States by 2030. The group identified technical and financial barriers to this goal and developed a corresponding set of recommendations for overcoming these barriers. These recommendations focus on technical improvements at the system and cell levels and on activities needed to support the commercialization.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number6553423
Pages (from-to)1460-1463
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5200-56472


  • Commercialization
  • concentrator photovoltaics (CPV)
  • cost modeling
  • multijunction cells
  • optics
  • reliability
  • tracking


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