OPEL International Inc., a manufacturer of high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar products, has signed a five-year solar cell supply contract with Spectrolab Inc., a Boeing company.
Under the terms of the contract, OPEL will be placing individual incremental orders for solar cells every calendar year. To cover its initial HCPV production requirements, OPEL has placed an initial firm purchase order for 10 MW of high-efficiency triple-junction solar cells for delivery in 2008. Spectrolab has already started shipping product to OPEL to fulfill this order.
‘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,’ says Robert Pico, CEO of OPEL International.