Skyline Solar has developed a novel Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) architecture design called High Gain Solar based
on a reflective trough design with optimized Si panels. This design provides a distinct separation between the
functionality of key components enabling parallel development and optimization as well as very rapid deployment. A
predictive tool has been developed to link component characteristics to overall energy production to accurately predict
the performance and degradation of the system in time, as a function of weather patterns and system architecture. This
predictive tool is based on empirical and analytical models combining accelerated stress tests, on-sun performance tests,
finite element analysis and manufacturing variability analyses.