The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), an applied contract R&D center of Cambridge, Mass., has hired concentration photovoltaics (CPV) expert Geoffrey S. Kinsey, Ph.D. to serve as the new director of its photovoltaic technologies group.
Kinsey previously served as senior director of R&D at Amonix, where he led a team optimizing operation of Amonix solar power generators using III-V multijunction cells. Recently, this group became the first to demonstrate a module efficiency rating of 33% in outdoor operating conditions. Prior to his position at Amonix, he served as the technical lead for CPV products at Boeing-Spectrolab, where he spent seven years in R&D of high-efficiency multijunction cells for both space and terrestrial applications.
At Fraunhofer CSE, Kinsey will oversee development of strategy for the photovoltaic research group, and the execution of research plans and contracts, as well as business development. His responsibility includes the center's indoor PV module fabrication and testing laboratory in Cambridge and outdoor PV test facilities in Revere, Mass., and Albuquerque, N.M.