OPEL has signed an agreement with Tecneira, the renewable energy company of the ProCME group, based in Portugal. The companies will work together on a 1MW concentrated PV plant in the country, which will benefit from the Portuguese feed-in tariff.
“OPEL Solar is delighted to have the partnership with Tecneira as Portugal aggressively moves into CPV solar energy,” said Robert Pico CEO of OPEL Solar. “We understand that for the project award OPEL Solar’s technology was viewed as one of the most innovative and utility scalable to achieve Portugal’s solar energy goals for CPV.”
“Tecneira believes in the competitive advantages that OPEL Solar’s HCPV technology offers our company. Putting the HCPV panels on solar trackers will optimize the electrical production for this solar power plant,” said Alda Delgado, CEO of Tecneira. “We look forward to working with OPEL Solar on this first installation and other projects in the future.”
The 1MW solar plant will be located in Alqueva in the Moura Region of Southern Portugal. OPEL Solar will construct the plant using its Mk-I HCPV solar panels mounted on dual axis trackers.