Sopogy debuts the World's first Portable Concentrating Solar Power System called "SopoLite"

Sopogy, Inc. introduced the SopoLite a mobile concentrating solar system on Green Technology Education Day, November 21, 2009 at the Maui Ocean Center.

November 21, 2009


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Maalaea, Maui - Sopogy, Inc. introduced the SopoLite a mobile concentrating solar system on Green Technology Education Day, November 21, 2009 at the Maui Ocean Center. Key Sopogy and Maui Ocean Center representatives were present to answer questions and discussed a sustainable future for Hawaii.

SopoLite is a fully functional mobile concentrating solar power unit used to collect solar radiation and weather data. In addition the Sopolite can be used to generate energy for portable applications including power, air conditioning or heat.

The name SopoLite comes from the term Satellite as the device is designed to be a stand-alone instrument. Sopogy is deploying similar SopoLite's across the US and around the World in an effort to collect relevant solar data useful for evaluating locations across the globe to determine the quality of their solar resources.

The core technology features a miniature version of Sopogy's award winning parabolic trough solar collector, SopoNova. Various sensors on the SopoLite are used to measure temperature gains, flow velocities, solar irradiance, wind speed, rainfall, ambient temperatures and thermal performance of the collector.

The information is transmitted back to Sopogy Corporate Headquarters located in Honolulu, Hawaii where a team of engineers correlate the solar conditions with modeled data to ensure project viability. Maui Ocean Center was selected as the host for SopoLite because of its central location on the Island of Maui and their demonstration of leadership and commitment to environmental conservation in the community. The Center is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of preserving Hawaii's marine life and actively supports community renewable energy efforts. Maui Ocean Center's offer to host SopoLite represents their continuing dedication and efforts to promote a sustainable future for our State. The SopoLite will be display until early next year.

About Sopogy
Founded in 2002, Sopogy specializes in MicroCSP solar technologies that bring the economics of large solar energy systems to the industrial, commercial and utility sectors in a smaller, robust and more cost effective package. Sopogy's goal is to create solar solutions that improve the quality of life and simplify the solar power business. Please
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About Maui Ocean Center
The Maui Ocean Center, operating since 1998, is the only facility in the world dedicated to fostering understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii's marine life. Here, visitors can see spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), enjoy playful displays of Hawaii's beloved green sea turtles, marvel at close encounters with sharks, rays and more - while learning about Hawaii's natural history and cultural heritage. Dedicated to perpetuating the island's host culture, Maui Ocean Center's exhibits and activities also showcase the language, myths and history of the Hawaiian Islands in an entertaining and educational format. For more information, please visit,

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