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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

OPEL Solar Makes Another Sale

It has been a busy spring for Shelton-based OPEL Solar International.

The solar power equipment maker announced a deal in late March to sell one of its units for use at an Aquarion Water Co. treatment plant in Shelton. And on Tuesday, OPEL Solar was at it again, announcing it had signed a deal to provide a 95-kilowatt solar generation unit for a waste water treatment plant in Newtown.

The municipally-owned plant is getting $325,000 in grant money from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The money will be used to cover a portion of the cost of installing the solar panels, according to company officials.

OPEL Solar energy systems have a tracking technology that allows the solar panels to shift as the sun moves in the sky.

The Newtown installation will use single-axis trackers, which result in higher energy production for each photovoltaic panel. That, in turn, provides a significantly lower cost per kilowatt than conventional fixed-panel solar systems.

In the case of the OPEL Solar equipment being installed in Newtown, the ability of the panels to shift and follow the sun increases the project's energy production approximately 28 percent over a traditional stationary array.


Anonymous Solar Panels said...

Opel is a company to watch for sure.

February 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM 

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