SopogyÂ®, Inc., a leader in micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSPÂ®) technology, announced that it has received the Patriot Award presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense organization, in recognition of extraordinary support and commitment to its employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
During a ceremony with employees, Sopogy was recognized for their support to military reserve employees by going above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave and accommodating schedules for overseas deployment and training, as well as offering the same job status upon return to the United States.
â€œWe are honored to receive this recognition,â€ said Darren Kimura, President and CEO of Sopogy. â€œIt is truly a privilege to support our military employees and we are especially proud to count them among our associates. We salute each member of the National Guard and Reserve for their courage, respect and loyalty in serving our country.â€
Sopogy, Inc. engages in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of MicroCSP technologies – a comprehensive, low temperature, low cost approach to solar thermal. MicroCSP technology brings the economics of large Concentrating Solar Power systems to the industrial, commercial and utility sectors in a more manageable, durable and faster to deploy kit. The technology is designed for the 2-50MW power class, 100-1,000 ton solar thermal air conditioning size and unlimited quantities of industrial process heat. Sopogyâ€™s two megawatt solar thermal field has been operational in Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A. since March 2009 and demonstrates the effectiveness and reliability of MicroCSP with Sopogyâ€™s proprietary thermal energy storage solution. Sopogyâ€™s award winning SopoNova solar collector was named New Product of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers and received Plant Engineering Product of the Year. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. Please visit www.sopogy.com for more information.