Sopogy and Chinese Investment Company sign MOU at APEC

November 14, 2011

Koolau, HI—Sopogy, Inc., the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies signed a memorandum of understanding for equity and project finance with Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company, the Chinese contracting and investment firm.

The memorandum of understanding outlines how Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company would invest in Sopogy, Inc. and projects using Sopogy’s MicroCSP technology in Hawaii and China. In return, Sopogy is agreeing to expand in China with Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company as its marketing and manufacturing partner.

Marking the conclusion of weeklong activities for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hawaii, a signing ceremony took place at the China Aloha Business Leaders’ night gala sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Bank of Hawaii. Honolulu City and County Mayor Peter Carlisle and others from the Hawaii-China delegation attended the event.

Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company was a member of the APEC 2011 Chinese Business Delegation, and Sopogy was the Honolulu winner of the 2011 Business Innovation Showcase.

About Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company
Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company is a member of the Sichuan Dongjia Group which is focused on real estate development and investment, technology application of energy savings, building design and construction and real property management.

About Sopogy and MicroCSP
Sopogy revolutionized solar thermal technology with MicroCSP. Developing modular collectors about one-third the size of a traditional concentrated solar power mirror, Sopogy cut the cost of solar thermal energy to a fraction of the cost. Proprietary storage units stabilize volatile energy production when cloudy and prolong production after sunset. Sopogy’s thermal energy is the fuel for stable, renewable power generation, air conditioning, and process heat. Please visit www.sopogy.org for more information.

 

Chen Zhengming, Chairman of Sichuan Dongjia and Sopogy CEO Darren T. Kimura
Left to Right: Shengri Zhang (Vice President, International Banking for Bank of Hawaii), Betty Hoang Brow (Executive Vice President, International Banking Division of Bank of Hawaii), Judy Carlisle, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu Peter Carlisle, Chen Zhengming (Chairman of Sichuan Dongjia Group), Darren T. Kimura (President and CEO Sopogy Inc), Ningjin Miao (2011 Narcissus Queen) Chen Ziwei (Chairwoman of Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company), Lau Gong (Advisor to Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company) Lau Gong (Advisor to Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company).  Photo by Linda Louie.

 

Sopogy MOU Signing
Left back, Lau Gong (Advisor to Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company), Left front, Ms. Chen Ziwei (Chairwoman of Sichuan Dongjia Investment Company), Ms. Betty Hoang Brow (Executive Vice President, International Banking Division of Bank of Hawaii), Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu Peter Carlisle, Mr. Chen Zhengming (Chairman of Sichuan Dongjia Group), Darren T. Kimura (President and CEO of Sopogy).

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Media Contact:
Tsurumi Hamasu, PR Specialist
Sopogy, Inc.
thamasu@sopogy.org
808-237-2439

 

Sopogy is APEC Technology Showcase Winner

November 5, 2011

The APEC Technology Showcase winner for the City and County of Honolulu is Sopogy.

Sopogy revolutionized solar thermal technology with MicroCSP. Developing modular collectors about one-third the size of a traditional concentrated solar power mirror, Sopogy cut the cost of solar thermal energy to a fraction of the cost. Proprietary storage units stabilize volatile energy production when cloudy and prolong production after sunset. Sopogy’s thermal energy is the fuel for stable, renewable power generation, air conditioning, and process heat.

This video will be played during APEC Leaders’ Week on the special in-room TV station, created for the Hawaii Host Committee by 1013 integrated, a Pacific Focus Inc. company. LWTV will be seen in the 30 APEC host hotels on O’ahu on the hotel television network of Visitor Video Inc. in conjunction with Convention Television.