With technologies that are relatively new in the field, comparisons between different types can be helpful. This principle has been demonstrating the decision by the French Government to award projects to hybrid CPV and PV installations, which will be supplied, in part, by French CPV company Heliotrop.
At least 30 percent of the projects capacity will be supplied by CPV, and the construction of the plants will begin in 2013. The hybrid nature of projects makes the raising of finance easier, claims Heliotrop.
In statement announcing the awarding of the contracts, Heliotrop says it is grateful for the endorsement the contracts represent and that the large scale demonstration will demonstrate, "CPVs ability to deliver grid-competitive performance."