OPEL Solar Inc., a supplier of high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar panels and solar trackers, and TRUENORTH Solar & Environmental LLC, a designer and installer of solar products and supporting technologies, have signed a strategic partnership to install utility-scale solar fields on brownfield sites across North America that have been deemed otherwise unusable.
By installing solar installations on urban brownfield sites, cities and municipalities will be able to transform blighted, unusable areas of land into productive green energy fields that will address the growing need for energy in urban areas, as well as help utilities address clean energy mandates, the companies explain.
OPEL Solar will be providing its HCPV solar panels and tracker systems to the projects, and TRUENORTH Solar will handle the land remediation and installation. The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that site cleanup revenue for the companies doing the cleanup will amount to approximately $6 billion to $8 billion annually, as experts forecast that there may be as many as 4,000 brownfields in the U.S.
SOURCE: OPEL Solar Inc.