June 30, 2007 – The Honolulu Advertiser

Sopogy Inc., a local renewable energy company, has received state approval to issue $10 million in special revenue bonds to build a solar farm tentatively planned for the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai’i Authority facility in Kona. The company specializes in development, manufacturing and distribution of solar power systems for electricity generation. Sopogy was founded in 2002 by local entrepreneur Darren Kimura with the goal of addressing environmental issues, such as climate change, energy security and sustainability.