Opel focuses on Spain for its CPV products and trackers
Opel International and its partners have applied for a permit to build a solar grid field in excess of 700 kW in Spain.
Recently in an interview with CPVToday.com the company had categorically stated that Europe will be a higher priority market than the US in the immediate future due to the wide spread feed in tariffs in Europe and the uncertainty of the ITC renewal in the US. Acknowledging Spain's stance towards solar power Opel says the company is focusing on selling its CPV products and trackers in this market.
On the latest development pertaining to Spain Opel attributed it to upcoming changes in Spain's solar feed-in tariff structure. According to the company these changes in conjunction with the deployment of Opel's high efficiency CPV panels are expected to result in a favourable operating cost structure for the eventual operators of the grid field.
Banking arrangements are already in place for the permit process filing.
Following completion of the deployment the grid field will be owned by a third-party group acting as power suppliers. Opel will supply the project with its Mk-I high efficiency concentrator panels and dual axis trackers. According to a release this combination of products will ensure that the grid field yields the maximum number of kilowatt hours attainable.Source: CPV Today
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