NEUSTADT AN DER ORLA, Germany, Sept. 14, 2012 — Docter Optics GmbH provides vendors of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems with optical components produced with the use of its DOCFast molding technology. CPV designs are based on the use of light pipes to concentrate the sun’s rays so that they are uniformly distributed over the surface of the semiconductors that produce electricity (solar cells). Because of the stringent mechanical and optical requirements that such concentrators must meet, CPV producers generally insist upon the use of glass for these components. The company offers completely automated industrial-scale lens production. It developed the DOCFast technology so that components can be molded directly from liquid optical glass. The type of molten glass used can be chosen to meet the requirements for CPV applications. Another benefit is that processes can be designed to permit production of components with customer-specific shapes and forms in extremely large quantities.