Opel manufactures a range of Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPVs) such as the Mk-Id High Concentration Photovoltaic Panel (HCPV). As this model utilizes the dual element refractive concentrator technology, it ensures that the amount of optical loss is minimized considerably. This, in turn, results in higher output of energy as compared to traditional solar panels that utilize the flat plate design.
The cells used in the Mk-Id panel from Opel are triple-junction types, manufactured by Boeing-Spectrolab. These cells are known to offer double the conversion efficiency of regular silicon cells. An advantage of this solar panel from the company is that each of its cells provides individual power, resulting in power generation even if some or a majority of the cells are shadowed or covered by an external object. The cells ensure that reduction in electricity output is reduced even if the temperature is low. This panel is suitable for use with the OPEL dual axis trackers. This combination ensures an optimal power generation for users.
The Mk-Id solar panel from Opel comes in a length, width and height of 62.05 inches, 11 inches and 12.08 inches, respectively. Constructed of aluminium, this panel weights about 20.5 pounds. It can function efficiently in the operating temperature range of -40 degree Celsius to +70 degree Celsius. This solar panel from the company is suitable for applications such as grid connected power systems.