OPEL International Inc.
TSX VENTURE : OPL

OPEL International Inc.

August 13, 2008 16:24 ET

OPEL International's Concentrated Photovoltaic Technology Receives Strong Reception at Canaccord Adams' 28th Annual Global Growth Conference

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - OPEL International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global developer and supplier of concentrating photovoltaic panels (CPVs), today announced that its CPV technology was well received at Canaccord Adams' 28th Annual Global Growth Conference.

In two presentations at the conference, Mr. Robert Pico, CEO of OPEL, highlighted the Company's solar energy solution and its progress to date in customer trials. In addition to his own presentation on Opel's unique technology and business model, Mr. Pico participated, along with other companies involved in the CPV industry, in a panel attended by both investors and industry participants.

On the panel with Mr. Pico were Dr. Hong Q. Hou, CEO of EMCORE Corporation Mr. Ty Jagerson, VP, Corporate Development of SolFocus, Inc. and moderator Jed Dorsheimer, solar industry analyst for Canaccord Adams. The audience learned that CPV, while not a new technology, is now coming into its own in the marketplace. All three companies are experiencing the same very positive customer response and looking forward to expansion of the CPV market.

"We were very pleased by what we heard at the conference," said Mr. Pico. "The fact that all three companies are experiencing the same excellent market feedback supports our view that CPV technology is poised for superior growth and market penetration."

About OPEL International

With operations headquartered in Shelton, CT and Toronto, Ontario, Canada OPEL designs, manufactures and markets innovative, state-of-the-art solar technology products designed to convert solar energy into electricity - at the least possible cost and greatest efficiency. The Company's products are based on technology developed in cooperation with the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and the Canadian National Research Centre (Ottawa, ON). A leader in gallium arsenide and solar photovoltaic technology, the Company has been awarded 23 patents and has 23 more patents pending. OPEL's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "OPL". 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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