SopoFlare™ is a unique product bringing concentrating solar power to the commercial and industrial rooftop, a market previously reserved for hot water or pv technologies. In addition we designed an integrated roof rack mounting system which makes for easy and affordable rooftop installation by local contractors. SopoFlare™ uses the proprietary features such as as our specialized tracker/controls, high speed manufacturing process and stow mode found in our award winning SopoNova™ 4.0 collector.
With our staff still in recovery mode from the travel to Anaheim and busy with the follow up, we decided to go in a different direction with the launch of the World’s first portable MicroCSP system called the “SopoLite™”.
Yesterday at the Maui Ocean Center, we launched “SopoLite™” a portable CSP system used for data gathering, portable renewable power or portable water desalination.
Of the 56 VIPs invited, all but 2 made it. 1 from the local electric utility company and 1 was a legislator from the House of Representatives. In addition we had a number of walk-ins creating a very diverse group of contractors, students, community leaders, business leaders and policy makers.
The program included a blessing of the SopoLite by Kahu Uncle Charlie who’s ancestors once lived in a Hawaiian village where the Maui Ocean Center stands today. Sopogy’s Hawaii Manager Jon Ishikawa, a very, brief talk about Sopogy and our vision by me (didn’t want to keep the guests from our power house speakers), an excellent speech by Lori Mellenbruch the director of Sales & Marketing at the Maui Ocean Center, Deidre Tegarden representing the County of Maui and an inspired speech by Congressman Neil Abercrombie.