This paper discusses the operation and performance of the Amonix High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) System at the Center for Energy Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from the start of operation in March 2004. The objectives and current status of this two-phase project are discussed, including: a brief description of the system, daily operation, and system maintenance. Also included are: the performance data of Phase I and Phase II showing a typical daily power profile, the accumulated energy generated, daily peak power and daily generated energy, normalized peak power, normalized energy performance, and an estimate of the annual energy performance based upon the actual measured energy during the operation of the system. System reliability data, in terms of mean-time-between-failure, are also presented.

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