Cool Earth Solar Testing Tubular Plastic Concentrating PV System

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feature-0-1371575965243.jpg It’s a new turn on concentrating photovoltaics (CPV). Cool Earth Solar’s inflated, tubular CPV system encases PV cells in a lightweight tube of thin plastic films, which concentrate the sun on the cells. Cool Earth Solar partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to test and deploy 100 kilowatts of the unique CPV modules at the Livermore