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Manufacturing Office
1915 Hartog Drive
San Jose, CA, 95131
Sopogy Corporate Office
600 Clipper Drive
Belmont, CA, 94002


Chairman of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
COO, VP Administration


TOTAL $33.4M
Seed, 5/2002
Darren T. Kimura
Series A, 3/2006
Series B, 1/2008
Black River Asset Management
Series C, 1/2009
Enerdigm Ventures
Partial Close, 11/2010
Partial Close, 5/2012
Series E, 10/2012
Mitsui Ventures
Southern California Gas Company
Kolohala Ventures
Enerdigm Ventures
Series E, 11/2012
Debt, 5/2012



Sopogy Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets micro-scaled concentrating solar power technology (MicroCSP); and sells related software, and services. Our products include SopoFlare, SopoNova, SopoHelios, SopoTitan, SopoLite, and the SopoSoft operating system. We sell to original equipment manufacturers who use our products to enhance theirs, the Independent Power Producers who use our systems to generate base load energy, the Oil & Gas industry who use our technologies to generate fossil fuel free solar steam and the Commercial & Industrial sector who use our solutions as an energy efficiency alternative.

In nearly all of our thermal energy markets, Sopogy’s MicroCSP systems have the shortest paybacks of all other commercialized solar options. This is achieved thru our patented concentrating technology using mirrors with optics. Our technology platform enables us to produce a low cost but highly efficient solar collector. We combine that with our low cost thermal storage solution and plant software which enable low cost installation. Low costs with high efficiencies equal low paybacks.

MicroCSP technologies are used to create Process Heat, Solar Air Conditioning or Electrical Power and can be ground or rooftop mounted opening an entirely new market for CSP systems. For more information on the technology visit our How It Works page.

Recent Milestones

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    Sopogy — David Fernandez Vice President of SunEdison is added as Chief Executive Officer and President of Sopogy, Inc. (3/19/13)
    Posted 4/10/14 at 8:51am via
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    Sopogy added Junichi Sakishima as Chairman of the Board. (2/1/13)
    Posted 4/11/14 at 7:22am
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    Sopogy added David Fernandez as President and Chief Executive Officer. (2/1/13)
    Posted 4/11/14 at 7:22am
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    Sopogy — Sopogy moves into SunEdison Offices (1/17/13)
    Posted 4/10/14 at 8:53am via
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    Sopogy — Sopogy, Inc. Announces Close of Series E Funding Led by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (11/26/12)
    Posted 11/26/12 at 10:27am via
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    Sopogy received $4M in Series E funding. (11/19/12)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 4:24am via
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    Sopogy received $5.21M in Series E funding. (10/1/12)
    Posted 11/28/12 at 4:45am via
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    Sopogy received $1M in Debt funding. (5/21/12)
    Posted 8/19/13 at 2:19am via
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    Sopogy received $2.3M in Partial Close funding. (5/21/12)
    Posted 8/19/13 at 2:16am via
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    Sopogy received $4.48M in Partial Close funding. (11/2/10)
    Posted 1/22/14 at 2:01am via
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    Sopogy received $5M in Series C funding. (1/1/09)
    Posted 11/26/12 at 10:23am
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    Sopogy received $9.1M in Series B funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 11/26/12 at 10:22am
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    Sopogy received $2.3M in Series A funding. (3/1/06)
    Posted 11/26/12 at 10:22am
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    Sopogy received $1M in Seed funding. (5/5/02)
    Posted 11/26/12 at 10:21am
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    Sopogy added Tsurumi Hamasu as COO, VP Administration.
    Posted 7/31/12 at 9:59pm
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    Sopogy added Michael Loo as CFO.
    Posted 8/31/10 at 10:44pm



Sopogy screenshot
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Sopogy screenshot
Above: Sopogy - Solar Thermal Simplified
Uploaded: 11/28/12


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