Sopogy granted new patent for proprietary solar thermal concentrators

June 6, 2013

Patent brings additional defensibility to Sopogy’s MicroCSP technology platform

Belmont, CA. — June 5, 2013 – Sopogy, Inc., a concentrating solar thermal technology company, today announced that it has been granted a new patent for its MicroCSP concentrating solar technology.  Patent invention number 8443795 covers the “Use of brackets and rails in concentrating solar energy collectors.”

“This latest patent enables our technologies to be quickly and efficiently manufactured and installed ” said David Fernandez, President and COO of Sopogy, Inc. “This helps Sopogy maintain our best-in-class edge, brings unique energy solutions to our clients and gives us a significant advantage in the industry.”

The patent covers Sopogy’s MicroCSP solar collector frame and assembly methods.  This enables the manufacturing of the solar collector in parts and assembly to be conducted by local, on-site labor.  In addition the patents covers structural stability of the collector, installation methods, assembly of a Sopogy’s collectors in row and other configurations, and storm protection.

Darren T. Kimura, Sopogy founder and co-inventor of patent 8443795 said, “Our vision has been to create unique solar thermal products that address significant but underserved energy problems.  This patent helps validate our products and demonstrates Sopogy’s continued leadership in the Concentrating Solar Thermal industry”

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About Sopogy

Sopogy revolutionized solar thermal technology with MicroCSP. Developing modular collectors about one-third the size of a traditional concentrated solar thermal 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 process heat and air conditioning, and other uses.  For more information on Sopogy’s “clean steam” solar technology please visit

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