OPEL International Inc.
TSX VENTURE : OPL

OPEL International Inc.

September 28, 2009 09:15 ET

OPEL Solar, Inc. Continues to Expand U.S. Sales Force With a New Director of Regional Sales

OPEL Staffs for its Vision of the U.S. Solar Market's "Green" Growth

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - OPEL International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("OPEL"), a leading global developer and supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") and other solar products, including ground-based and rooftop tracker systems, today announced that John Rieger has joined the OPEL Solar team as Director of Regional Sales, where he will be responsible for the business development and the sales process in the U.S. and Canada. In this newly created role, John will be based in Massachusetts and will handle OPEL's dealer network expansion and project sales. By having John cover the eastern regions of the U.S. and Canada, OPEL Solar can increase its responsiveness to customers and capitalize on the growth of its solar business in that region.

"The expansion of our solar sales force in the U.S. is in response to an increase in solar quoting activity in the U.S.," said Robert Pico, CEO of OPEL International Inc. "As the solar business grows, building our sales staff exemplifies OPEL's commitment to the creation of green jobs. Also it aligns with the Country's green energy initiatives, the vision to generate new U.S. jobs and to grow the U.S. economic structure using clean energy incentives," Pico added.

John comes to OPEL Solar, Inc with over 25 years of sales and engineering experience. His expertise includes account management, sales team management, marketing, and product engineering, including the launching of several new products to market. Prior to OPEL, John worked for Telco Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation, TranSwitch Corporation, and Picolight, Inc. Most recently, he held the position of Sales Engineer for Semitech Solutions. John has both Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College.

"By having John cover the regions in the U.S., OPEL Solar can increase its responsiveness to customers and capitalize on the rapid growth of solar business in the Eastern U.S. spurred by Department of Energy grants to states and other solar incentive programs," said Frank Middleton, Vice President, Marketing of OPEL Solar, Inc. "We are very pleased to have John join our team to deepen our already strong sales reach."

About OPEL International

With operations headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, OPEL designs, manufactures and markets high performance concentrating photovoltaic ("HCPV") panels to transform solar energy into electricity for worldwide application. OPEL'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 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, OPEL has been awarded 39 patents and has eight more patents pending. OPEL's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "OPL". OPEL Solar, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of OPEL, Inc. For more information about OPEL, please visit the Company's website at www.opelinc.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michel Lafrance, Secretary

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