July 22, 2011

Honolulu, July 21, 2011—Darren T. Kimura, President and CEO of Sopogy, Inc., will be inducted to Hawaii’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today. Sopogy is the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies. MicroCSP uses mirrors and optics to intensify the heat energy from the sun creating thermal energy.

“We are most pleased that Darren T. Kimura has agreed to join the Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii,” said Jim Tollefson, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. “Darren brings to the Board strong entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and critical knowledge in the important field of clean and alternative energy.”

“I am honored to join Hawaii’s Chamber of Commerce Board, and am excited that clean tech and alternative energy is high on the Board’s agenda,” said Mr. Kimura.

Darren T. Kimura established Sopogy, Inc. in 2006.  Today, the company has eighteen installations around the US and the world, including Hawaii, California, Florida, Texas, Mexico, and Abu Dhabi.  Additional installations are underway in Arizona and Papua New Guinea.



Sopogy Signs MOU for Solar Project in Thailand

July 14, 2011

Deal Establishes Framework for Southeast Asian Expansion

Bangkok – July 14, 2011 – Sopogy, Inc., the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies, and MAI Development Co. Ltd., an established Thai conglomerate focusing on manufacturing, construction, real estate, energy and government services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of a six-megawatt solar power plant in Bau Yai, Nakorn Ratchasima Province to provide electricity to the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand (PEA) in 2012.

In addition, Sopogy has granted MAI Development exclusive distribution rights for MicroCSP systems in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

MAI Development holds 45 power purchase licenses to supply 360 megawatts of electricity produced from solar energy to the PEA for an estimated value of over $500 Million USD.

“Sopogy’s proven solar technology and thermal energy storage system will help Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam achieve clean energy goals,” said Phatthanasret Chayutthanabun, President of M.A.I. Development.  “In addition, Sopogy’s localized approach will create needed jobs.  We appreciate being Sopogy’s exclusive partners in these markets.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with MAI Development,” said Darren T. Kimura, President and CEO of Sopogy. “MAI’s commitment to solar thermal energy, strong track record in Thailand, and excellent governmental relations within Southeast Asia make the company an ideal partner for Sopogy.”

About Sopogy
Sopogy’s patented Micro Concentrated Solar Power (MicroCSP) technology uses mirrors and optics to intensify the heat energy from the sun creating thermal energy.  Thermal energy is the fuel for efficient, renewable power generation, air conditioning, process heat, and desalination.  Sopogy’s MicroCSP systems can generate 30% more energy than fixed-mounted photovoltaic panels, and unlike PV, MicroCSP collectors are easily recycled at end of life.  Please visit for more information.

Sopogy Moves its Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Rapid Growth

July 2, 2011


Honolulu, HI—July 2, 2011— Sopogy, Inc., the leader in MicroCSP™ solar technology development, manufacturing and installation, announced it has moved its Corporate headquarters to accommodate rapid growth.

The new offices are at the Airport Trade Center, near the Honolulu International Airport. Sopogy’s new address is 550 Paiea Street, Suite 236, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA.  Sopogy plans to continue using its Waiwai Loop facilities for Research and Development.

About Sopogy
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 technologies that include sunlight concentration, sun tracking, thermal storage, and are easy to install thus simplifying the solar power business. Please visit for more information.


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Dy Phung
Sopogy, Inc.