OPEL International Inc.

OPEL International Inc.
OPEL Solar, Inc.

OPEL Solar, Inc.

October 13, 2010 09:00 ET

OPEL Solar, Inc. Announces New Wireless Solar Tracker Control Network

- System Designed to Be a Cost-Efficient Network Management System for Utilities Employing Solar Fields

- More Easily Deployable than Traditional Solar Trackers Using Wired Communication

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2010) - OPEL Solar, Inc. ("OPEL"), a leading global developer and supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") panels and advanced solar trackers, announced today a new wireless, utility-scale solar tracker control network developed in conjunction with its partner, FEiNA, in Spain.

OPEL's new wireless tracker control and management system can be more easily deployed in solar fields because it does not require cables, which are normally used for network management. While older tracker systems required people on site for maintenance, problem-solving, and ongoing monitoring, the new wireless tracker control network allows key functions to be managed remotely and more cost-effectively. The new wireless tracker network will provide control and monitoring systems for solar fields currently being developed by utilities in the North American, European, and North African markets.

OPEL Solar's tracker family ranges from small single axis trackers to utility-scale single and dual axis trackers that can increase the production of a Photovoltaic Array by up to 45%. 

"As a leader in solar tracker technology, we obviously see the benefits of linking our customers to a network control system via wireless technology, which improves both operational efficiency and maintenance," said Dr Javier Berrios, OPEL's Vice President of Engineering. "In partnership with FEiNA, with whom we've enjoyed a very successful relationship over the years, we are co-developing the next generation of solar tracker technology, which we see gaining significant acceptance, particularly in the European market."

The wireless tracker control technology can be used for any solar panel technology and is not exclusively designed for OPEL solar panel products. "To be successful we believe it is important that our wireless tracker technology be PV panel agnostic," Berrios said, "The operation and maintenance system is more efficient, therefore, keeping the system operating at optimal level."

The new wireless tracker control is currently available for delivery in production volumes. FEiNA and OPEL Solar currently have pending patent applications for the wireless system. 

Through an exclusive agreement with FEiNA in Spain and strategically located distributors, OPEL Solar delivers tracker products throughout the world. The OPEL Solar tracker control network system is CE Certified for use throughout Europe. Tracker systems, ranging from large roof top applications to industrial solar farms, can be networked together to provide unison tracking and remote monitoring capabilities. OPEL Solar's trackers can be easily assembled and equipped with solar panels in less than four hours by a crew of two to three individuals without the need for special tooling, cranes or welding.

About OPEL Solar, Inc. and OPEL International Inc. ("OPEL")

With operations headquartered in Shelton, CT 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 or thin film solar panels, resulting in more cost-effective electricity generated from the sun. OPEL also markets a complete line of precision dual and single axis solar trackers to mount solar panels for optimum power output. OPEL also designs infrared sensor type products for military, consumer, industrial and commercial applications.

A leader in gallium arsenide and solar photovoltaic technology, the Company has been awarded 32 patents and has 18 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 VENTURE:OPL).

Dated: October 13, 2010


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