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, manufacture and deploy the HCPV product globally. Boeing began developing the XR700 technology in 2007 with LPI designing the optics used in the system. The project was in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Program. The technology development phase is expected to continue for the next two years before achieving commercial-scale deployment in 2012. Click here for more