Victorian technology firm RayGen Resources has signed a deal with JuYe Solar to expand a manufacturing facility in Blackburn in order to produce receivers for concentrated solar photovoltaic systems. The equipment will be sold to the state-run China Three Gorges New Energy Company.

RayGen’s chief executive Robert Cart said while the initial $2.5 million investment was modest, it would allow the small tech start-up to commercialise its research and development.

The technology was invented by Dr John Lasich, after receiving a grant from the Victorian Government in 2012.