OPEL Solar, Inc. Spotlights Its Concentrating Photovoltaic Technology at Key Industry Conference Firm to Discuss First Live HCPV Installation in Spain at February CPV Today Summit
Shelton, CT and Toronto, ON, January 28, 2010 - Dr. Javier Berrios, Vice President of Engineering
("HCPV") and other solar products, including ground-based and rooftop tracker systems, will be a featured speaker at the CPV Today 2nd Annual Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit USA in San Diego
Dr. Berrios's presentation, which is entitled, "CPV Systems: The Road to Successful Installations,"
focuses on OPEL Solar's achievement of going live to the electric grid with one of the first commercial HCPV installations in Spain using OPEL Solar's HCPV panels and dual axis solar trackers.
In commenting on his upcoming session at the Summit, Dr. Berrios noted that "CPV technology is
rapidly maturing and needs to have more success stories told."
Dr. Berrios's participation in the CPV Today summit is just one in a series of appearances and speaking
engagements over the past several months by OPEL Solar executives who are widely sought after as
speakers because of their expertise and the success of the company's advanced solar products around
Frank Middleton, Chief Operating Officer of OPEL Solar, recently spoke to an audience at PV Power
Plants 2009 held in Las Vegas, Nevada on its technologies as a viable source of solar electric power generation for utility scale projects. Noting in his opening remarks that "Not all watts are created equal," Middleton, who participated in a panel of industry experts, addressed "Solar Concentration and Tracker Systems."
In the meantime, OPEL Solar has continued to host numerous customer visits to its commercial solar
farm in Spain where customers, investors, and institutions can see the successful installation and
electric production of OPEL's Mk-I HCPV panels mounted on dual axis solar trackers.
The CPV Today 2nd Annual Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit USA in San Diego will run February
2nd and 3rd. OPEL Solar is one of several sponsors of the industry event.
About OPEL Solar, Inc. and OPEL International Inc.
With operations headquartered in Shelton, CT and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, OPEL Solar, Inc. designs,
manufactures and markets high performance concentrating photovoltaic ("HCPV") panels to transform solar energy into electricity for worldwide application. OPEL Solar's high performance photovoltaic concentrating panels generate up to 40 percent more kilowatt-hours than conventional flat plate silicon solar panels, resulting in more cost-effective electricity generated from the sun. OPEL Solar alsomarkets a complete line of dual and single axis solar trackers to mount solar panels for optimum power output. OPEL also designs infrared sensor type products for military and industrial applications.
A leader in gallium arsenide and solar photovoltaic technology, the Company has been awarded 39
patents and has 12 more patents pending. OPEL's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange
under the symbol "OPL". For more information about OPEL Solar, Inc., please visit the Company's
website at www.opelinc.com.
OPEL Solar, Inc. is a subsidiary of OPEL International Inc. (TSX-V:OPL).
Dated: January 28, 2010
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michel Lafrance, Secretary
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