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Sol Ideas Technology Development is a consulting firm with expertise in the application of technologies used for solar energy, especially in photovoltaics (PV). As an experienced scientist, educator and researcher in materials science, optics and solar measurements, Greg P. Smestad, Ph.D. offers peer review, scientific evaluation, technical due diligence, as well as outdoor solar sensor and PV module evaluation. Our clients range from solar installers, asset managers, investors, developers, advisors and government agencies to PV manufacturers and companies all along the PV supply chain.

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HCPV Fundamentals book

High Concentrator Photovolatics
Greg P. Smestad is co-author of Chapter 1 (Multijunction Concentrator Solar Cells: Analysis and Fundamentals) in Springer's new book on HCPV.

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Journal

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

An International Journal devoted to the promotion of photovoltaic (PV), photothermal and photochemical solar energy conversion

Optoelectronics of Solar Cells

Tutorial and Text

A tutorial text on solar cells from an optical and thermodynamic perspective
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