Sopogy appoints Layne Yoshida, CPA as Corporate Controller

June 30, 2010

Honolulu, HI—June 30, 2010— Sopogy, Inc., a leader in small-scale concentrating solar power (MicroCSP) technology development, manufacturing, and installation, announced the appointment of Layne Yoshida as Corporate Controller reporting to the CFO. In this role, Yoshida will oversee accounting, reporting, compliance, controls, and tax-related matters for the Company.

“The rapid adoption of Sopogy’s MicroCSP technologies has led to fast growth of our company and we are anxiously looking forward to Layne’s contributions,” said Darren Kimura, President and CEO. “We are pleased to have a specialist of Layne’s caliber and expertise joining Sopogy at this critical time.”

Yoshida joins Sopogy from Central Pacific Financial Corp (NYSE: CPF) where he served as Vice President and Director of Accounting. As a certified public accountant, Yoshida brings 15 years of accounting experience including senior-level finance positions at Coherent Inc. and Ernst and Young LLP.

About Sopogy
Sopogy specializes in MicroCSP™ solar technologies that bring the economics of large solar energy fields to the industrial, commercial and utility sectors.  In the power market  MicroCSP™ technologies target the 1-50 Megawatt class. MicroCSP™ technologies are also used for solar absorption cooling, desalination and steam generation. Sopogy’s goal is to invent, commercialize and deploy cost effective and easy to install solar solutions to bring the solar energy everywhere. Please visit www.sopogy.org for more information.

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Media Contact:
Dy Phung
Sopogy, Inc.
dphung@sopogy.org
808-237-2422

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