OPEL Solar, Inc. Receives 2010 Connecticut Green Business Award for Solar Innovation Company Honored at a Yale University Reception
Shelton, CT and Toronto, ON, February 25, 2010 - OPEL Solar, Inc., a leading global developer
including ground-based and rooftop tracker systems, was honored yesterday evening receiving a 2010
Connecticut Green Business Award. The Award recognizes OPEL Solar's contributions to driving
Connecticut's green economy revolution with its advanced solar HCPV technology, its unique solar
tracker systems, and the green jobs created by OPEL Solar in the State of Connecticut. OPEL Solar
was one of 25 companies awarded.
The award reception was held at The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Kroon Hall, itself a showcase green building. The awards were selected by Business New Haven & CONNTACT.com. The ceremony was hosted by Daniel C. Esty, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. Accepting the award was Robert Pico, CEO of OPEL Solar, Inc.
"It is my privilege to accept this award on behalf of the OPEL Solar Team," said Pico. "We are proud
of our successes using the HCPV technology and are encouraged that we have and can continue to
bring green jobs to Connecticut."
The Honorable Congressman Jim Himes congratulated OPEL Solar's achievement in a letter in which
he continues to support the Company's accomplishments as well as the advancement of solar energy and growing the green economy.
Regionally, in March of 2009, OPEL Solar completed the first solar rooftop tracking system for the
Linden Elementary School in Plainville,Connecticut. For this project, OPEL Solar won grants from
the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and from the US Treasury Grant Program created by the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act. OPEL Solar's recent international achievements include the successful completion of one of the first commercial HCPV installations generating electricity in Spain
using OPEL Solar's HCPV panels and dual axis solar trackers.
OPEL Solar's leading edge solar installations are built using its Mk-I high concentration panels
(HCPVs) mounted on dual axis trackers. The combination of OPEL's HCPV panels and precision dual
axis trackers results in a higher power production per unit of land (acre/hectare) than silicon or thin film flat panels with a potential to increase photovoltaic yields by up to 40 percent.
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 siliconsolar panels, resulting in more cost-effective electricity generated from the sun. OPEL Solar also
markets 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:
Dated: February 25, 2010
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michel Lafrance, Secretary
For further information:
Pat V. Agudow, Vice President, Public Relations, OPEL Solar, Inc., Tel: (203) 612-2366 Ext 2612
Bill Blase, Cathy Loos or Stephanie Kuffner, Media Relations, WT Blase & Associates, Inc., Tel: (212) 221-1079, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org