Sopogy Inc.'s MicroCSP solar collector, SopoNova 4.0, has received a Gold award in the Plant Engineering Product of the Year 2008 competition, in the category of electrical power.
The Plant Engineering Product of the Year awards honor the most innovative and useful products introduced to the industrial plant engineering market each year. The Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in each category were presented at the recent Plant Engineering Manufacturing Summit Gala.
SopoNova 4.0 combines the reliable performance of conventional concentrating parabolic trough technologies with several new features, including the world's first 270-degree MicroCSP tracker, integrated stands, automatic operation and custom controls, the company says. The solar collector uses mirrors and lenses to concentrate the sun's rays and generate solar electricity, process heating and solar cooling.
SOURCE: Sopogy Inc.