US Sopogy secures financing for solar thermal air conditioning project
(ADPnews) - Oct 6, 2010 - US solar energy company Sopogy Inc announced yesterday it had nabbed financing for its double-effect solar thermal air conditioning project at the Maui Ocean centre.
The support, awarded by the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV), follows a competitive selection process. The selected companies had to demonstrate technical and management expertise to execute the projects, manage federal funds and commercialise these innovations.
As a result, Sopogy, which is a developer of a micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technology, will provide its parabolic trough solar collectors to produce thermal energy for a 20-tonne double effect absorption chiller. The system is anticipated to cut the aquarium's electricity consumption.
Sopogy’s MicroCSP technologies are being deployed around the world including the USA, Middle East, Europe, Asia and Hawaii.
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