MOUNTAIN VIEW, California and VALENCIA, Spain, August 28 /PRNewswire/ --

SolFocus, Inc. today announced that it will be sponsoring, presenting and exhibiting at the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (PVSEC) in Valencia, Spain on September 1st-4th, 2008. The PVSEC is one of the most important international conferences in the photovoltaic field, hosting more than 3,000 scientists, industry representatives and politicians from 83 countries, as well as 12,000 visitors. As a sponsor of the event, SolFocus will co-host the Welcome Reception on September 1st.

SolFocus' exhibit will be located in Hall 1, Section C, Booth #14 of the Convention & Exhibition Centre where the company will be showing its innovative CPV technology featuring reflective optics and high efficiency photovoltaic cells. Presentations by SolFocus at the technical conference include:

-- "Energy Production of CPV Power Plants: a 500kW Demonstration in Central Spain," presented by Warren Nishikawa on September 1st, from 1:30-3:00PM in room 5AO.7.3 -- "Realization of a Solar Simulator for Production Testing of HCPV Modules," presented by Steve Askins on September 2nd, from 3:15-4:45PM in room 1BO.5.3 -- "Environmental Assessment of SolFocus Solar Concentrator Systems," presented by Steve Horne on September 2nd, from 3:15-4:45PM in room 1BO.5.6 -- "Automation of Calibration Process in the SunDog(R) STCU," presented as a poster in room 1DV.3.40 -- "Key Advantages of CPV for Lowering the Levelized Cost of Electricity in High DNI Regions," presented as a poster in room 6DV.5.1 -- "Sunspear Calibration Against Array Power Output for Tracking Accuracy," presented as a poster in room 1DV.3.41

In addition to its presentations and exhibition, SolFocus will co-host an information session and membership meeting for the newly-formed CPV Consortium on September 2nd from 11:00AM-1:00PM in room 4F. The CPV Consortium is a global industry organization that supports the development and long-term success of CPV. SolFocus is a founding member of the CPV Consortium.

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About SolFocus

The SolFocus mission is to enable solar energy generation at a Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) competitive with traditional fossil fuel sources. To achieve this goal, SolFocus has developed leading concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology which combines high-efficiency solar cells (approaching 40%) and advanced optics to provide solar energy solutions which are scalable, dependable and capable of delivering on the promise of clean, low-cost, renewable energy. SolFocus is headquartered in Mountain View, California with European operations headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and manufacturing in Mesa, Arizona as well as with manufacturing partners in India and China.

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Nancy Hartsoch, VP Corporate Marketing of SolFocus, Inc., +1-650-623-7134, Cell, +1-408-209-9250,