Where in the World is SopoLite?
Track SopoLite™ as it travels around the Nation and the World!
SopoLite™ is a fully functional mobile lab unit used to gather data and evaluate a project site’s potential. Its name comes from the term Satellite as the SopoLite™ is designed to be a stand-alone instrument. The system is a miniature version of Sopogy’s parabolic trough solar collector, SopoNova™ and is used as a mobile lab to collect data and thermal performance at any given location. Various sensors on the SopoLite™ are used to measure temperature gains, flow velocities, solar irradiance, wind speed, rainfall, ambient temperatures and thermal performance of the collector. The information is transmitted back to Sopogy headquarters where our team of engineers, correlate the solar conditions with modeled data to ensure project viability.
Sopogy™ is deploying SopoLite™ across the US and around the World in an effort to collect relevant solar data useful for evaluating locations across the globe to determine the quality of their solar resources. So far, SopoLite™ has been deployed to the following locations:
- SopoLite™ started its journey at Sopogy’s headquarters in Honolulu.
- From there, SopoLite™ traveled to a Department of Hawaiian Homelands Building in Kapolei on the Island of Oahu
- Currently, SopoLite™ is at the Makena Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Island of Maui.
- Another SopoLite™ Unit is also collecting data in Costa Mesa, California
Where will SopoLite™ end up Next?