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1 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Concentrating PV – More Energy Production for Low Cost Electricity Nancy Hartsoch

2 Slide 2 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending SolFocus Overview FoundedNovember 2005 Organization/FundingC Corporation incorporated in Delaware A and B Rounds: $94.7M led by New Enterprise Associates C Round: $77.6M led by Apex Ventures HeadquartersMountain View, California Employees120 globally TechnologyCPV using reflective optics Intellectual Property4 patents issued; 15 filed and pending ProductsSF-1100S 1 st Generation – marketed 2008 SF-1100S 2 nd Generation – marketed 2009-present SF-1136-S – to begin deployment Q3 2011` Training and Support Services Installed Base10MW deployed or under construction US (California, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii), Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Australia, Korea Target CustomersPower plant developers, utilities, municipalities, industrial distributed generation

3 Slide 3 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending CPV Consortium – Industry Organization Manufacturing Equipment Materials Developers/ EPCs Power Generators Module Suppliers Cell Suppliers Research Organizations & Universities Tracker Suppliers

4 Slide 4 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Photovoltaics (PV) Conventional - Si Thin Film CSP Concentrating Solar Power Many Solar Harvesting Technologies CPV Concentrator PV

5 Slide 5 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  High Efficiency Systems  Highest Energy Harvest  High Reliability and Field Durability  Low Cost Manufacturing  Environmental Sustainability Concentrator PV Value Proposition Provide Lowest Cost Solar Energy in Sunny Locations With Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems

6 Slide 6 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Optics Collect Large Area of Sunlight  Focus Sunlight on Small Area of PV Cell  Concentration: (HCPV) 650 Suns Currently  Approach: Reflective (Mirror) Optics CPV Technology - Optics

7 Slide 7 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  >2X Efficiency of Silicon PV Cells CPV Technology – PV Cells Utilizes High-Performance Multi-Junction Cells

8 Slide 8 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Incorporate Dual-Axis, Precise Tracking Systems  Accurately Track the Sun Throughout the Day  Excellent Match to Peak Demand CPV Technology - Tracking

9 Slide 9 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Differentiated Solar Technology

10 Slide 10 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Delivering Highest Energy Production in Regions with High DNI  Southwest US  Latin America  Africa  Middle East  Australia The Solution for Solar Rich Regions

11 Slide 11 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending HCPV: High Efficiency…and Headroom Efficiency Comparison of Solar Technologies

12 Slide 12 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Best at High Temperatures

13 Slide 13 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Consistent Energy Production Peak Demand

14 Slide 14 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Highest Energy Production

15 Slide 15 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Compelling Cost Advantage CPV has a leading LCOE in its target market Higher consistent energy production Increasing system efficiency Decreasing manufacturing costs Source: GTM Research 2011

16 Slide 16 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Land use for site generating 1 GWh/Year with:  SolFocus 25% CPV  11% Efficient Thin Film Minimum Environmental Impact  Optimum use of land No permanent shadowing Preserved wildlife corridors Minimized water runoff erosion Distributed generation Dual land usage possible Flexible layout of sites Minimal land coverage/disruption  Best cradle-to-cradle footprint Low lifecycle GHG intensity High recyclability (97%) Short energy payback  No water consumption Material Content

17 Slide 17 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Fields Can be Deployed Rapidly - Fast Time to Cash  Projects can be Flexible in Deployment and be Taken Operational in Phases to Deliver Early Project Revenue  Highly Scalable Manufacturing with Low CapEx for Manufacturing  Installed CPV Manufacturing Capacity Currently 2- 3X Forecasted Demand  Rapid Expansion as Market Growth Accelerates Rapid Deployment and Scalability

18 Slide 18 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Global CPV Deployments

19 Slide 19 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending CPV Market Forecast 2011 Sources: EPRI; CPV Consortium 2011 Report

20 Slide 20 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Installed Base  Palo Alto Wastewater (2007)  APS, Arizona (2007)  KGO, California (2008)  NELHA, Hawaii (2008)  ISFOC, Spain (2008)  City of Mesa, Arizona (2008)  EDF Utility, Italy (2009)  ADP Public Utility, Portugal (2009)  Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA (2010)  Volkswagen, Puebla, Mexico (2010)  SDG&E San Diego, California (2010)  BECC, Juarez, Mexico (2010)  Cate Street, Colorado (2010)  Alice Springs Airport, Australia (2010)  Frito Lay, Arizona (2010)  Environ, Crete, Greece (2010)  Reunert, South Africa (2010)  Sumber, Malaysia (2010)  Ares, Malta (2010)  Coachella Water – JCI, California (2011)  Nichols Farms (2011)  Mesa Water, Arizona (2011)  Vision, Saudi Arabia (2011) Global Installations

21 Slide 21 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Victorville, CA; 7.2 DNI  Competitive RFP 6 best and final proposals Beat best in class SiPV tracked, fixed tilt SiPV and thin film  122 arrays; 6 acres  College economic analysis* Project cost $4.7M Estimated LCOE without incentives 8.5¢/kWh Payback period: 5 years Victor Valley College  Rapid Deployment Ground breaking March ‘10 Construction Completion May ‘10  2.5 million kilowatt hours per year 30% of the college’s electricity demand Largest CPV Plant in North America * College project primarily funded by low cost capital bonds; reported LCOE reflects the low cost of capital.

22 Slide 22 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Alice Springs Airport Alice Springs Airport, Australia; 7.2 DNI  Competitive RFP Beat best-in-class thin film and best in class SiPV Selected based on “price and iconic technology”  28 Arrays for 235kW providing 30% of the Airport’s energy demand  Rapid Deployment Ground breaking May ‘10 Completion Aug ‘10 Note: Image of projected deployment.

23 Slide 23 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Hanford, California, 1MW  Pistachio Farm and Processing Facility  113 arrays; 6 acres  Provides 70% of Processing Facility ‘s Annual Power  Owner Chuck Nichols Projects Six Year Payback of Investment Recent Installations: Nichols Farms First CPV Plant in Agribusiness Market Segment

24 Slide 24 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Vision (Bin Laden Group)  132kW Pilot Project in Bahra; Additional 70kW being Deployed  Estimated Operational May 15, 2011  MOU for 2MW of Deployment in Next 12 Months; 10MW following 12 Months Recent Installations: Vision (Saudi)

25 Slide 25 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Developer Johnson Controls – 420 kW  Installed by Rosendin Electric  Metal Foundations – 50 installed in 24 hours  Operational March 21, 2011  Announcement Event - April Recent Installations: Coachella Water

26 Slide 26 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending  Proven, Reliable Product Certification: IEC 62108, CEC-listed Field performance data: 3 years on sun Third party power warranties Proven in the Field, Scalable at the Factory  Predictable Performance and Cost Metrics Validated performance and financial models LCOE Analysis: advanced modeling  Scalability to 100’s of Megawatts

27 Slide 27 © SolFocus, Inc. 2011; Patents Pending Thank You For more information go to


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