CALGARY, June 16 /CNW/ - C3 EnviroTech Solutions is pleased to announce
that it will collaborate with the City of Medicine Hat, Sustainable Energy
Technologies (TSXV: STG) and Opel International (TSXV: OPL) to install and
monitor a Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) power generation system. With
funding provided to C3 EnviroTech Solutions by Western Economic
Diversification Canada, this project represents a shared-cost partnership with
equal contributions from industry, federal and municipal governments.
Concentrator photovoltaic systems are the next generation of solar
technology, focusing sunlight onto much smaller photovoltaic receivers and
reducing the amount and cost of silicon required.
The Medicine Hat installation will use Sustainable Energy's SUNERGY(TM)
CPV inverter and state-of-the-art high concentration photovoltaic modules
developed by Opel. The trial will serve to optimize and refine technological
advancements of both companies, and will contribute to future cost reductions
and improved performance of large-scale CPV projects. This project is expected
to save approximately 233 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over its
The City of Medicine Hat, which owns and operates its own electrical
utility, is exploring a variety of renewable energy technologies to expand its
power generation portfolio.
"The high concentration photovoltaic demonstration will help us
understand the viability of adopting this technology on a larger scale in the
future," said Russell Smith, Environment Manager for the City. "Opel and
Sustainable Energy have approached the project with unique technologies that
bring tangible benefits to system level performance and economics."
About C3 EnviroTech Solutions: A non-profit organization run by Climate
Change Central with a mandate to improve access to capital and assist
entrepreneurs in the commercialization of environmental technologies in
Western Canada. Funding support for this project is provided by Western
Economic Diversification Canada. www.tech-hub.ca.
About Sustainable Energy Technologies:
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Sustainable Energy Technologies designs,
manufactures and distributes power inverters for distributed alternative
energy applications, including solar PV systems, small wind power systems and
energy storage systems, such as batteries and stationary fuel cells.
Sustainable's SUNERGY(TM) solar inverter is an "extra low voltage"
platform which offers several distinct advantages over high voltage inverters
for grid connected solar PV systems, especially for thin film rooftop solar PV
systems and for building integrated PV applications.
About Opel International:
With operations headquartered in Shelton, CT, OPEL designs, manufactures
and markets innovative, state-of-the-art solar technology products designed to
convert solar energy into electricity - at the least possible cost and
greatest efficiency. The company's products are based on technology developed
in cooperation with the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and the
Canadian National Research Centre (Ottawa, ON). A leader in gallium arsenide
and solar photovoltaic technology, the company has been awarded 23 patents and
has 23 more patents pending. OPEL's common shares trade on the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol "OPL". www.opelinc.com.
For further information:
For further information: C3 EnviroTech Solutions, Helen Corbett,
Director of Communications, Phone: (403) 517-2717,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Sustainable Energy Technologies, Michael
Carten, President and CEO, Phone: (403) 508-7177 ext 111,
Michael.Carten@SustainableEnergy.com; City of Medicine Hat, Russell Smith,
Environment Manager, (403) 529-8188, email@example.com; Opel International
Inc., Michael McCoy, Chief Financial Officer, (203) 612-2366 Ext 2229,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Philip Koven, Investor Relations, (416) 447-4740 Ext 235,