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2012 Reenergize the Americas 3A: Jane Melia
 

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    2012 Reenergize the Americas 3A: Jane Melia 2012 Reenergize the Americas 3A: Jane Melia Presentation Transcript

    • Concentrator Photovoltaics Advancing PV Potential in Paso del Norte Jane Melia, Director of Marketing© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus, Inc. Solar Equipment Company Providing Commercial, Advanced Solar Equipment Utilizing Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology Vision Provide Lowest Cost Solar Energy in High DNI (Sunny) Locations Mission Global Market Leader in CPV Global Installed Base, Leading Technology, ProfitabilitySlide 2© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus Overview History • Founded in 2005…Silicon Valley Garage Start-up • Headquartered in San Jose, California • Privately held; 100 employees Market Position • A leading player in the CPV segment • >1200 CPV systems deployed (10MW) on 6 continents, in 13 countries Technology • Differentiated CPV system design • Intellectual Property in optics, cell integration, coatings, thermal management, manufacturing technology; 10 Awarded Patents, 16 Filed and Pending Patents Product Offering • Third generation commercial product (deployed commercially since 2008) • Fully certified to required standards in all target markets • Proven field performance; backed by a strong warranty package Manufacturing • Outsourced model for rapid scalability, low capital investmentSlide 3 • Highly automated, low-cost volume manufacturing© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus Concentrator PV (CPV) Silicon Concentrator PV Concentrated Solar Power Photovoltaics Thin Film CPV CSP (Solar Thermal) Uses High Efficiency, Multi-Junction PV Cells  ~40% Efficient Today  Roadmap of Increasing Efficiency to 50%+  Robust Materials; High-Stress Operation in Space for 30 YearsSlide 4© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus Concentrator PV (CPV) Silicon Concentrator PV Concentrated Solar Power Photovoltaics Thin Film CPV CSP (Solar Thermal) Features Concentrating, Reflective Optical System  650X Concentration  Large Acceptance Angle for Best Operational PerformanceSlide 5© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus Concentrator PV (CPV) Silicon Concentrator PV Concentrated Solar Power Photovoltaics Thin Film CPV CSP (Solar Thermal)Advanced Tracking System 9:00 am Track on Two Axis Highly Efficient, Reliable Trackers Provides Consistent Energy 1:00 pm Delivery Best Match of Delivery to Demand More High Value Energy 8:00 pmSlide 6© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus CPV Product Offering – SF-1136SX 36 CPV Panels per System Robust, Precision Dual Axis Tracker Intelligent Tracker Control System with Remote Monitoring and Control POWER UNIT PANEL SYSTEM  Cassegrain Imaging  20 Power Units Per  4 Modules per Multi Panel Concentrator with Primary and System Assembly; 9 MPAs per System Secondary Optics  0.1% of Panel is Active  Dual Axis Tracker  Tertiary Non-imaging Optic Photovoltaic Material  Remote Monitoring  Multi-Junction Cell  Fully Enclosed with Flat  Easy Interface to Field Monitoring  Wide Acceptance Angle Glass Front Systems (SCADA)  Robust Thermal Management  Remote Site Control  All Glass Optics for Reliability  Rapid Installation and Durability in Field  Foundation FlexibilitySlide 7© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus CPV – Highest Efficiency Systems SolFocus Systems Convert Sunlight to Electricity more Efficiently than Any Other Solar Technology ~ 30% High Efficiency Drives Energy Costs Down CPV Technology is on a Steep Efficiency Climb Comparison of Panel Efficiencies 40 35 Conversion Efficiency (%) 30 25 CPV 20 Silicon PV 15 Thin Film 29%-31% 33%-36% 15%-20% 15%-19% 10 8-14% 8-11% 5 0 2012 2015 2008 2011 2012 2015Slide 8 200 watts 315 watts 432 watts 500 watts© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Fewer Systems Required per Megawatt Least Equipment Required Per Megawatt Installed Lower CapEx, O&M and Cost of Ownership = SolFocus CPV Fixed Thin Film SolFocus CPV vs. Other Photovoltaic Technologies Requires 1/3 the Number of Panels of Thin Film Systems Requires less than 1/2 the Number of Panels of Average Silicon PVSlide 9© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • High Production in Hot Months Lowest Temperature Impact of any PV Technology High Performance in Hot Months for Steady Energy GenerationSlide 10© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Consistent Production Throughout the Day  2-Axis Tracked Concentrator Solar Panels  Maximum Energy Capture throughout the Day  Energy Generation Profile Provides Highest Value Energy Victor Valley Typical Power Output 1,000 900 800 Power Output (kW) 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 4:00 8:00 12:00 16:00 20:006:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.Slide 11© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Designed for Easy Installation Leading SF-1100P CPV Panels Highly Durable, Field-Proven CPV Panels 30% Efficient Reducing Number of Panels Required Over 28,000 SF-1100P Panels Operating in the Field Low BOS Costs Higher Efficiency Panels Means Fewer to Install; Less Wiring, Etc. Fast Assembly, Installation and 4 Panels are Factory Pre-assembled into a Multi Panel Assembly Commissioning (MPA); EPC installs MPAs not Individual Panels in the Field MPAs Aligned in Factory; Eliminates Panel Leveling in the Field Control System Integrated into Tracker Head, Prewired Automated System CalibrationProven SF-1100P Panels Highly Integrated Control System Pre-installed Pre-assembly for Fast, Low-Cost Field Install Slide 12 © SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Best Land Use | Least Environmental Impact Optimum use of land Best cradle-to-cradle footprint No water usage for energy generation Flexible layout of sites  Low lifecycle GHG intensity  No water usage in generation Minimal land  High recyclability (97%) of electricity coverage/disruption  Short energy payback (~6 mo.)  Water usage for cleaning low No permanent shadowing  On-going reductions in due to significantly fewer Preserved wildlife corridors environmental impact as panels required per MWh Minimized water runoff erosion efficiency increases Protection/regrowth of natural ecosystems Comparison of water consumption per MWh Material content of SolFocus SystemsSlide 13© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Predictable Field Performance SolFocus Commercial Sites are Meeting Energy Production Estimates 120% Actual Energy Production vs. Predicted 99.9% 100.1% 98.7% 98.2% 101.2% 99.8% 99.9% 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Victor Valley Coachella Nichols AZ Western Weighted Location College Water Plant Farms College Average Years in 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.6 Operation Size (MWp-DC) 1.0 0.4 1.0 1.0Slide 14© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Victor Valley College Plant Performance Average Predicted DNI Actual Measured DNI Modeled Energy Actual Energy 7.43 7.43 4,512.5 MWh 4516.4 MWh 100.1% of PredictedSlide 15© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • SolFocus CPV: Low Cost for Sunny LocationsHigh Energy Output Low Lifetime Costs Lowest LCOE in Sunny + =in Sunny Locations (Initial plus on-going) Locations SolFocus 2-Axis (Pricing Band) SunPower 1-X Tracked Mono CSi First Solar Thin Film Price Based LCOE (c/kWh) C-Si CSP 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DNI 2012 LCOE Comparison of Technologies LCOE = Levelized Cost of EnergySlide 16© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Ideal Technology for High Sun Regions Concentrator PV CPVSlide 17© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Border Region and Desert Power Plants (1) Victor Valley College Victorville, California 1MW 2600MWh/year Water Treatment Plant City of Coachella, California 420 kW ~1100MWh/yearSlide 18© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Border Region and Desert Power Plants (2) El Paso Electric El Paso, Texas 53kW Pilot Project Arizona Western College Yuma, Arizona 1MW ~2600MWh/year Water Treatment Facility Mesa, Arizona, 53kW Pilot ProjectSlide 19© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Border Region and Other Plants (3) Industrial Federal/DOD AirportsGeneradora Solar, Apaseo | Mexico Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA, OMA Regional Airports | ZCA, Mexico EnorChile 113 kW Demonstration1MW Under Development Marine Corps Camp Pendleton, CA BECC, Juarez, MexicoWith Granite Chief and Iberdrola 233kWfor CFE, Baja, Mexico Volkswagen, MexicoSlide 20© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • El Paso Electric 6 SolFocus SF-1100S Systems 53 kW AC, 66 kW DC Owner: El Paso Electric Developer: Solar Smart Living Location: El Paso Electric SubStationSlide 21© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending
    • Thank YouFor more information go towww.solfocus.comSlide 22© SolFocus, Inc. 2012; Patents Pending