Cleantech research at PARC highlights SolFocus's early designs

Last week we visited Silicon Valley’s storied fount of innovation, PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) to learn more about its clean technologies initiative, most notably PARC’s incubation of SolFocus, recently richly rewarded by VCs for its high concentrating photovoltaics (HCPV) system. Project manag...

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