Sopogy, Inc. launches "SopoApps" a solar design skills contest for engineers

"SopoApps," or Solar Power Applications, which ends on March 4, 2009, challenges engineers to design practical installations using MicroCSP solar technologies in 10 categories. The Contest is designed to help accelerate the adoption and installation of MicroCSP solar technologies.

"SopoApps" or Solar Power Applications challenges engineers, students, and like-minded solar enthusiasts across the World to design practical installations using MicroCSP solar technologies. With global warming and energy issues now a worldwide problem, SopoApps is designed to become a community for the World's best engineers and students to help create creative, new solutions to help the solar industry move forward. The Contest, which ends on March 4, 2009, is designed to help accelerate the adoption and installation of MicroCSP solar technologies.


Judging will be conducted by an independent panel of industry experts. Key factors in judging include production efficiency, cost, completeness, and best overall design. Judges will review submitted entries in each of the 10 categories including: Process Heating, Thermal Air Conditioning, Industrial, Commercial, Agriculture, Hospitality, Health Care, Power, Water and Innovation. Key factors in judging include design implementation, cost, completeness, and best overall design.

A reception will be held at Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo in Las Vegas March 11 where the winners will be announced. Top winners in each of the 10 categories will be honored with an engraved plaque commending their achievement, as wells as $5,000.

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