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Sopogy and Masdar partner to provide solar cooling solution

October 4, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Abu Dhabi, UAE –October 4, 2010 – Sopogy, Inc, a leader in micro-concentrated solar power (MicroCSP™) technology development, manufacturing and installation, is providing a solar thermal collector system for a proprietary air conditioning system at Masdar City, the emerging low-carbon cleantech cluster being constructed on the outskirts of the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.

Masdar selected Sopogy’s proprietary MicroCSP solar collector technology to produce thermal energy to drive a 50-refrigeration-ton double-effect absorption chiller – a technology widely used in many parts of the world for cooling from waste heat sources.

Sopogy and Masdar solar cooling

Sopogy and Masdar solar cooling

“Sopogy’s SopoCool™ MicroCSP installation at Masdar continues to demonstrate our ability to provide affordable, innovative solar solutions worldwide. We’re extremely proud to be part of the solution in helping Masdar City become one of the world’s cleanest energy cities,” said Darren Kimura, Sopogy President and CEO.

Sopogy’s technology features its award-winning flagship SopoNova™ MicroCSP solar collector which uses mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy on a receiver tube and heats the re-circulated heat transfer fluid within the system. Masdar will use the generated heat in conjunction with the absorption chiller to provide a renewable source of cooling for the air conditioning system of an office block at Masdar City’s site office.

“Masdar is committed to working with industry-leading technology partners such as Sopogy to help us develop the next generation of sustainable solutions that can help to address the challenges posed by our demanding sustainability goals,” said Simon Bräuniger, project manager for Masdar’s pilot plants.

Masdar means “the source” in Arabic and reflects the company’s determination to find new and creative ways to access energy at more fundamental and sustainable levels than fossil fuels – in the sun, the wind and the tides, among others. The company also seeks to extend the UAE’s leadership in the energy sector.

About Sopogy
Sopogy developed the concept of the MicroCSP™ solar system which brings the economics of large Concentrating Solar Power systems to the industrial, commercial and utility sectors in a smaller, robust and more cost effective package. Sopogy’s goal is to deploy 1-50MW power solutions, 10-1,000 tons of solar air conditioning and limitless amounts of industrial process heat. Please visit www.sopogy.org for more information.  Sopogy MicroCSP – Technology behind Energy™

About Masdar
Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted initiative advancing the development, commercialization and deployment of renewable and alternative energy technologies and solutions. The company serves as a link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future – developing the “greenprint” for how we will live and work tomorrow. Backed by the stability and reputation of the Mubadala Development Company, an investment vehicle of the government of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is dedicated to the emirate’s long-term vision for the future of energy.

About Masdar City:
Masdar City is a clean-technology cluster located in a sustainable city. This special economic zone in Abu Dhabi seeks to become a global center for innovation, research, product development and light manufacturing in the fields of renewable energy and sustainable technologies. Leading multinational companies in the cleantech sector, as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurial start-ups will locate R&D labs, marketing offices and headquarters in the city. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will base its headquarters in the city, while GE will build its first Ecomagination Center at Masdar City.

For more information about the Masdar Initiative, please visit: www.masdar.ae

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Sopogy, Inc.
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