Isofoton


Isofoton

Isofoton is a solar technology manufacturer based in Malaga, Spain, and established in 1981. It recently entered the American market. [cite web
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] The company was originally part of the Institute for Solar Research which was founded by Antonio Luque, a researcher at the Technical University of Madrid in 1975.cite news
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] Luque developed bifacial cells which utilise sunlight from both sides of the cell. Isofoton originally manufactured these cells, but high production costs forced them to shift to conventional solar cells. In the 1990s, Isofoton supplied 15% of Germany's solar power demand, and was the world's seventh largest provider of solar cells. Almost one quarter of their sales are to supply solar cells used in rural electrification to several countries in the developing world, including Morocco, Algeria, Indonesia and South Africa, as well as several South American countries.

The company opened a new factory in Malaga in 2006, and has recently begun constructing a silicon refining plant in Cadiz which will open in 2008.

ee also

*List of photovoltaics companies

External links

* [http://www.isofoton.com/ Company website]

References


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