International has secured a supply of high efficiency triple junction
solar cells from Spectrolab, a Boeing Company, to help it fulfill
future expected orders over a five-year period. 10MW of triple junction
solar cells are to be delivered to OPEL in 2008.
“This contract represents both a great opportunity and a minimization of risk for OPEL,” said Robert Pico, Chief Executive Officer of OPEL International. “With secure access to an adequate supply of Boeing-Spectrolab’s superior solar cells, we have the necessary raw material to ensure we can deliver HCPV panels to customers for the foreseeable future.”
“We are very excited to enter into this contract with OPEL,” said Dr. Raed Sherif, General Manager, Terrestrial Photovoltaic Products for Spectrolab. “We realize the significant cost benefit that our high efficiency solar cells provide to our customers and we look forward to supplying OPEL and its customers with even better efficiency ratings, reaching 40 percent in 2010.”
Currently, Spectrolab’s triple junction cells are each capable of producing 15-17 watts, representing 37 percent efficiency, according to the company.