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LPI-designed XR700 HCPV Solar Power Technology Moves Into Commercialization Phase

    The Boeing Company and Stirling Energy Systems have formed a strategic partnership to complete the commercialization and deployment of Boeing’s XR700 high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar power technology. The key component of the XR700 is the Off-Axis optics used in the system. Through a licensing agreement with Boeing, Stirling has acquired the sole rights to develop,

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    Dr. J.C. Minano receives A. E. Conrady Award

      Light Prescriptions Innovators’ Associate Dr. Juan Carlos Miñano has been named the 2010 recipient of the A. E. Conrady Award by the officers and directors of SPIE- the International Society of Optical Engineers. The A. E. Conrady Award is presented annually in recognition of exceptional contributions in design, construction, and testing of optical systems and

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      LPI announces novel heat management system for LED sources

        LPI announces the development of a novel passive heat management system for applications using high power LED sources. The patent pending invention works equally well for solid state downlights or A-type replacement bulbs. It can enhance thermal performance by as much as 30% over conventional heat sink fins of the same size surface area. Another

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        New SSL dimming technology announced

          LPI announces the development of new driver/dimming technology for solid state light sources. The patent pending system has significant advantages over existing systems which operate off of standard AC wall dimmer and typically utilize pulse width modulation of the LED light source/s. The new system, as opposed to currently available commercially units, can operate with

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          LPI Scientist Gives presentation to IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Confernece 2009

            Aleksandra Cvetkovic, Optical Scientist with LPI-Europe, presented “Advanced PV Concentrators” at the 34th IEEE PV Specialist Conference (Philadelphia, June 7-12th 2009) The presentation was based on a portion of LPI’s recent work in concentration photovoltaics (CPV). The article contains an introduction to an optical concept that ensures both high concentration and high acceptance angle, while

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            LPI Scientists to present webinar March 13, 2009

              Dr. Pablo Benitez and Dr. Juan Carlos Minano, two scientist working with LPI will present a webinar at Leonardo-Energy.org. The presentation will be in spanish though the slides will be in English. The topic of the webinar is Fotovoltaica de concentracion: aspectos opticos. Click HERE for more information.

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              LPI and Indra Sistemas join to develop security optics

                LPI has signed a joint development agreement with the Indra Sistemas for the development of “Advanced Optics for the Optimization of Panoramic Vision Sensors Resolution in Homeland and Security Applications”. The LPI’s design tool called SMS method, applied to this imaging optic field will represent a new standard on the new generation methods of optical

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