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RayGen news, media and press releases.

Utility Magazine article 2016: ‘New technology to track and mirror sun’

3.05.18

Jessica Dickers writes for Utility Magazine about RayGen’s PV Ultra technology and a $2.9m grant from ARENA to support the deployment of a $5.8m PV Ultra project.

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https://utilitymagazine.com.au/new-technology-to-track-and-mirror-sun/

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Renewables Now Article 2016: ‘RayGen’s CSPV tech gets USD 2.2m in ARENA funds’

26.04.16

Militsa Mancheva writes about RayGen’s $2.9m grant from ARENA in 2016 to support the deployment of a $5.8m PV Ultra project.

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https://renewablesnow.com/news/raygens-cspv-tech-gets-usd-22m-in-arena-funds-522563/

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Sydney Morning Herald Article 2016: ‘Victorian solar project wins government grant to take its technology to world’

24.04.16

Tom Arup and The Sydney Morning Herald Environment Editor write about RayGen’s $2.9m government grant, provided by ARENA, to support the commercialisation of PV Ultra technology

“A Victorian technology company striving to produce more efficient and cheaper solar power has won financial backing from the national renewable energy agency to expand its plans….”

View full article here: ‘Victorian solar project wins government grant to take its technology to world’

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Conference Paper 2015: ‘Improvements in sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency above 40 for direct sunlight and over 30 for global’

The key to reducing photovoltaic costs is continual improvement in energy conversion efficiency. The most successful approach to increasing this efficiency is to split sunlight into spectral bands and use a dedicated solar cell to convert each band efficiently. Recently, we demonstrated sunlight to electricity conversion with confirmed efficiency above the 40% landmark for the first time, using a 287-cm2 aperture area sub-module, notably by innovative use of commercial III-V and silicon concentrator solar cells.

This device was a prototype for a large photovoltaic power tower, where sunlight is reflected from a field of sun-tracking heliostats to a dense photovoltaic array mounted on a central tower. In this paper, we describe the outcomes from work directed at demonstrating further sunlight conversion efficiency improvements, both by extending the above approach and by applying similarly innovative ideas to one-sun modules, with >30% minimodule efficiency recently demonstrated.

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Press Release from Michael Sukkar MP: Deakin to share in $16.2 million for next generation manufacturing in Victoria

25.08.16

Federal member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar MP, writes about RayGen’s funding of $1.6m as part of the $90m Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.

View full article here: ‘Deakin to share in $16.2m million for next generation manufacturing in Victoria’

The full details of Round 2 recipients the programme are available at Australian Government Business: Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

Lily D’Ambrosio MP tweets about opening Newbridge pilot

26.03.15

Solar Choice Article 2014: ‘Australia’s RayGen secures funds to manufacture concentrating PV technology’

12.04.14

Giles Parkinson writes for Solar Choice about RayGen’s $60m equity and manufacturing deal made to help accelerate the growth of PV Ultra technology.

View the full article here: ‘Australia’s RayGen secures funds to manufacture concentrating PV technology’

Renew Economy Article 2014: Australian CSPV developer Raygen signs $60m deal in China

11.04.14

Giles Parkinson writes for Renew Economy about RayGen’s $60m deal in 2014.

View the full article here: ‘Australian CSPV developer RayGen signs $60m deal in China’

Renew Economy Article 2012: ‘Australia’s RayGen says CPV can deliver at $60/MWh’

22.11.12

Giles Parkinson writes for Renew Economy about RayGen’s technology and company growth.

View the full article here: ‘Australia’s RayGen says CPV can deliver at $60/MWh’