Soitec, Reflexite Energy Ink Deal
To create competitive concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solutions, Soitec of Bernin, France, and Reflexite Energy Solutions Inc. of Avon, Conn., have entered a joint venture to establish Reflexite Soitec Optical Technology LLC. The newly formed company will produce the silicone-on-glass (SOG) Fresnel lens plates used in Soitec’s CPV modules, and it will co-develop next-generation technologies to increase the efficiencies and lower the costs of SOG lens plates. The joint venture will be located in part of the new CPV manufacturing facility that Soitec plans to open in San Diego. The companies are collaborating on designing their factory space.