MECASOLAR installs 42 MW of solar trackers in Italy in 2010

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- This figure makes the Spanish multinational, part of Grupo OPDE, the leader in the manufacture of solar photovoltaic trackers in Italy, where at the end of the current year it will have installed more than 4,200 MECASOLAR trackers. (* Attached is a list of solar farms in Italy)

- Also, in late 2010, the company will have installed globally more than 22,000 solar trackers with a total power of 282 MW.

- MECASOLAR, which has factories in the United States, Italy, Greece and Spain, has enjoyed considerable success in the market with its new 1axis azimuth trackers model MS-1E Tracker 15+. This product in addition to increasing the production by 28% enables 15 kWp capacity to be installed (up to 64 modules of 240 Wp).

- The company will attend the European Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Solar Energy (EU PVSEC 2010) to be held from 6 to 9 September in Valencia; and the ZeroEmission PV Roma fair to be held from 9 to 11 September in the Italian capital.

The Spanish multinational MECASOLARspecializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of solar trackers and fixed structures who form part of the solar photovoltaic group OPDEwill end 2010 with more than 4,200 trackers and fixed structures in solar farms throughout Italy, which will reach an output of 42 MW. This figure makes the Spanish company the leader in its sector in the Italian market. (* Attached is a list of solar farms in Italy)

With MECASOLAR in Italy, the multinational will reach at the end of the current year 282 MW accumulated in tracker installations throughout the world, a figure which is equivalent to the manufacture and start up of more than 22,000 solar trackers in countries such as the United States, Greece, Italy, Germany, France or Spain, among others.

According to reports from the company, MECASOLAR has recently obtained considerable success in the solar photovoltaic market with the new 1- axis azimuth; model MS-1E Tracker 15+. "This new tracker, which has an array surface of 106 m2 modules with a capacity of 15.36 kWp, obtaining the lowest costs on the market: € 0.433/wp ($0675 /Wp)." In addition, the company states "this model increases production by 28% compared to a fixed installation and 5% compared to traditional 1axis azimuth trackers."

MECASOLAR in the major industry events

MECASOLAR will submit this and other developments in Europe's most important upcoming events in the sector: The European Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Solar Energy (EU PVSEC 2010) to be held from 6 to 9 September in Valencia; and the ZeroEmission PV Roma fair to be held from 9 to 11 September in the Italian capital and SOLARMED, event which will be held from the 15 to 17 of September in Paris.

In the last quarter of 2010, MECASOLAR will attend in Anaheim (USA) the SOLAR POWER Fair, from 27 to 29 October; ENERSOLAR (Milan, 17 to 19 November) and ENERGAIA, an event that will be held in the French city of Montpellier from 8 to 11 December.

Trackers and fixed structures are distributed exclusively by MECASOLAR PROINSO, distribution company of the OPDE Group, which has a network of more than 900 qualified installers around the world, 300 of which are in Italy. These are qualified installers who, through training and education given by MECASOLAR, offer, plan and install MECASOLAR trackers worldwide.

MECASOLAR

MECASOLAR forms part of Grupo OPDE and specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of 2axis solar trackers, 1axis solar trackers and fixed structures.

All MECASOLAR equipment uses stateoftheart technologies. Their 2axis trackers can increase the production of photovoltaic solar energy by more than 35% compared to fixed installations, and include a 10year warranty on parts and labour. Azimuth 1axis seasonal trackers maximize production up to 28% compared with fixed structures and require a minimum space of 2.51 hectares/1MW (6.2 acre-1MW) .

It has five factories in Spain, one in Greece and another in California, USA. Previously the company's products were awarded during the 2009 edition of EUPV, the Best PV-Application 2009 in the sector.

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