OPEL Solar is in the process of qualifying a number of manufacturing companies to build its product line in North America. The company is intending to manufacture its HCPV panels and tracker products with the support of local industry in the U.S. and Canada to ensure prompt and cost-effective delivery of North American orders, as well as contributing to the growth of jobs in the area.
“The manufacture of OPEL Solar’s products in North America creates jobs and brings the ‘green economy’ to life,” said Francisco Middleton, COO of OPEL Solar. “With so many industries declining recently, solar power represents a bright spot with potential for significant growth for many years to come. OPEL Solar has been responsive to our customers and the solar market by being agile and ready for local content requirements that benefit economies,” Middleton added.
“On the ‘Greening of North America,’ we at OPEL Solar are very happy to work with local suppliers to provide for in-country manufacturing content,” said Ed Linke, director of Mechanical Engineering for OPEL Solar. “Working with a local company has many advantages, especially for the development and manufacturing of our products. We have challenged each supplier on price, quality, and delivery; and they are meeting that challenge.”
OPEL Solar is qualifying U.S. manufacturers in nine states across the country while in Canada, the company is ready with a number of suppliers in the Toronto area.