Comments from Participants

Comments from participants in the Technology Roundtable on Concentrator Photovoltaics:
(video interviews coming soon)


When we heard about this Technology Roundtable, in particular the people who were going to be invited - industry pioneers in CPV as well as researchers at universities and other national labs - we pounced on the opportunity to come.

-  Vipin Gupta
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories



We have some big common problems to solve, and if we solve them together I think the CPV industry is going to be very successful. This meeting is one of the few I’ve been to for quite a while that actually brought that out.

-  Steve Horne
   Co-founder and CTO, SolFocus



The best part of this Technology Roundtable was having people come together and have some very honest conversations about the interface between academia, government and industry and how to solve some very real problems, both in the near term and in the long term for our industry.

-  Vijit Sabnis
   Co-founder and VP of Technology, Solar Junction



In this meeting I was very impressed that we have been able to get a common view of what are the challenges for this promising technology.  And the resulting document I hope will explain what we’re trying to do and provide solutions for the future.

-  Antonio Luque
   Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid



I was both surprised and impressed that the Department of Energy was interested in working to help the CPV industry move forward and expand. I believe that this event is going to lead to real progress for the CPV industry.

-  Wayne Miller
    VP of Engineering, GreenVolts

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