New solar tech could bring jobs to Rangely | Rio Blanco Herald Times

 New solar tech could bring jobs to Rangely | Rio Blanco Herald Times
An example of the concentrated solar cells created by Cogency Power. COURTESY PHOTO

RANGELY I “My goal, frankly, is to make the Western Slope the center of the universe for sensible solar,” said Doug Kiesewetter, CEO of Montrose-based Cogency Power to the Rangely Board of Trustees during a special meeting last week. Kiesewetter presented his company’s proprietary technology, Highly Concentrated Photovoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) which combines aerospace grade “gallium arsenide” solar cells, 1000 to 1 magnification via parabolic mirrors and geothermal storage to achieve “a better way to do solar.”

The presentation focused on a few key points, primarily the cost effectiveness of Cogency’s integrated “distributed generation” power system. “We can deliver power to customers for 50-75% lower cost than what they’ve been experiencing with public utilities” said Kiesewetter. 

Cogency claims to achieve…

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