Nailing the right market strategy for a concentrated solar product requires frequent iterations – almost as frequent as the product design changes.
So I first modeled all of the more quantifiable factors: power prices, insolation levels, and public incentives. Remark those still vary with location, project size and type, and for the first two at least, time of day. Fun stuff.
Did the engineers of our Californian startup get more headaches from their work? They did spend long periods on a red-hot roof testing prototypes. But there is something about creating the future that just makes you love the grunt work. (more…)