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Corporate Solar Solutions Center
2660 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
US Toll Free: (866) 767-6491, (866-Sopogy1)
International Phone: (808) 237-2409
FAX: (808) 356-0565

West Coast Solar Solutions Center
1735 Technology Drive, Suite 400
San Jose, California 95110
US Toll Free: (866) 767-6491, (866-Sopogy1)
FAX: (408) 351-8883

Southwest USA Solar Solutions Center
2942 N 24th Street, Suite 114
Phoenix, AZ 85016
US Toll Free: (866) 767-6491, (866-Sopogy1)
FAX: (602) 391-2000What They Do
Sopogy is a leader in MicroCSP technologies that bring the economics of proven large scale Concentrating Power Systems (CSP) to the distributed generation markets. MicroCSP technologies are used to create Process Heat, Solar Air Conditioning or Electrical Power. For more information on the technology visit our How It Works page.


Originally founded in 2002 at the Energy Laboratories an energy concept incubator of Energy Industries, Sopogy is focused at bringing a new renewable energy technology to the market. The future is clean power, green systems and LEED™ smart buildings. The Sopogy energy system is enabling the solar energy revolution and for our customers “every day is a Sopogy day™”.

Sopogy is dedicated to helping their customers achieve their renewable energy goals. Using their solar energy systems to produce electricity, process heat or solar A/C we maximize energy production while minimizing costs.

Sopogy’s mission is to invent, manufacture and sell the world’s most innovative and affordable solar collectors. Their company strives to become part of the solution to global problems including climate change, energy security and sustainability.


* Establish a global solar energy brand.
* Make solar energy competitive to fossil fuel energy worldwide.
* Achieve entrepreneurial success.
* Create solar solutions that improve the quality of life for all human kind.
* Bring order and simplicity to the chaos which is the current solar power business.


Sopogy MicroCSP technologies present a new and unique approach to harnessing the power of the sun.
Sopogy MicroCSP

Stirling Energy Systems, Inc.

Stirling Energy Systems, Inc.

Stirling Energy Systems Inc.
Biltmore Lakes Corporate Center
2920 E. Camelback Road
Suite 150
Arizona 85016
Phone: +1 602 957 1818
Fax: +1 602 957 1919
Stirling Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) is a developer of solar power generation equipment for utility-scale power plants. SES has developed an innovative and highly efficient solar energy technology that is ready for commercialization. The Company’s unique technology, the SunCatcher TM, combines a mirrored concentrator dish with a high-efficiency Stirling engine specially designed to convert sunlight to electricity.

Extended Stirling Video SES has contracts to build and operate two large power projects with major Californian utilities for up to 1,750 megawatts (MW) of power, representing the world’s two largest solar power contracts ever granted. Collectively, these contracts require up to 70,000 SunCatchers and further validate the commercial appeal of the technology.

SES is actively engaged in the commercialization of the SunCatcher, including continuing to prepare the system for mass production, completing project site-development and pre-construction activities and establishing partnerships with substantial manufacturing and industrial organizations to develop a cost-effective manufacturing process and supply chain.

SES was formed in the United States as a Nevada corporation in 1996 and was reincorporated in Delaware in March 2006. The Company maintains its corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s project and technical development offices are located in Tustin, California and its engineering and test site operations are located at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The solar thermal technology designed and adopted by Stirling Energy Systems is the SunCatcher. Each dish system on an annual basis is capable of producing 55,000 – 60,000 kWh of electricity.

The solar sites being developed by SES will consist of thousands of SunCatchers which will harness the power of the sun and generate it into electricity which will feed onto the grid system in California.

Product is the SunCatcher?

The SES SunCatcher is a 25 kW solar power system that has been designed to automatically track the sun and focus solar heat onto a power conversion unit (PCU). This in turn converts the intense heat to grid-quality electricity. The concentrator consists of a 38-foot diameter dish structure that supports 82 curved glass mirror facets, each three feet by four-feet in area. These mirrors concentrate solar energy onto the heater head of a high efficiency, 4 cylinder reciprocating Stirling cycle engine, generating up to 25 kW of electricity per system. Engine

The Stirling Engine used by SES has been an industry test bed for various applications including automotive, solar, gas and diesel fuelled power. The particular engine used in this project is the 4-95 engine (4 cylinder, each 95cc displacement) that evolved from the Philips engines of the 1960’s. United Stirling of Sweden carried out the bulk of this work in the 1960’s and 70’s with technology transfer to the USA to develop automotive applications during the oil crisis.

First Solar, Inc

First Solar, Inc


350 West Washington Street
Suite 600
Tempe, AZ 85281-1244
Phone: 602-414-9300
Fax: 602-414-9400
First Solar Electric, LLC
400 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Suite 501
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-526-7900
Fax: 908-526-7911
First Solar GmbH
Customer Operations
Rheinstrasse 4N
D-55116 Mainz, Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0) 6131 1443-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6131 1443-500First Solar, Inc.
28101 Cedar Park Blvd
Perrysburg , OH 43551

Mailing Address:
First Solar Inc.
PO Box 730
Toledo, OH 43697-0730Phone: 419-662-8500
First Solar Manufacturing GmbH
Marie – Curie – Str. 3
D-15236 Frankfurt (Oder), Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0) 335 521020
Fax: +49 (0) 335 52102199
First Solar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
No 8, Jalan Hi-Tech 3/3
Zon Indusrtri Fasa 3, Kulim Hi-Tech Park
09000, Kulim, Kedah Darul Aman
Phone: +604 4016 888
Fax: +604 4016 800
First Solar GmbH
International Business and Governmental Affairs
Energieforum – Stralauer Platz 34
D-10243 Berlin – Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 2977 9449
Fax: +49 (0)30 2977 9531

First Solar has made the Promise of Thin Film a Reality and has become one of the fastest growing manufacturers of solar modules in the world.

Major Milestones

  • First Solar was formed in 1999 and launched production of commercial products in 2002
  • First Solar’s IPO took place on November 17, 2006; Common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol FSLR
  • First Solar has achieved the lowest manufacturing cost per watt in the industry
  • First Solar has long term module supply contracts in place with leading solar project developers for more than 3.4 gigawatts of PV modules through 2012
  • First Solar has expanded manufacturing capacity to 277 MW in 2007; additional plants under construction will bring total capacity to 910 MW in 2009
  • Average module conversion efficiency is 10.5% as of September 2007
  • First Solar developed the first pre-funded module collection and recycling program in the PV industry


First Solar FS Series PV Modules are designed for large scale, grid-connected solar power plants and are sold to leading solar project developers for use in commercial PV projects. First Solar application engineers provide full technical support and industry leading, comprehensive product documentation to our partners to ensure that systems are optimized for high performance and long term reliability.

FS Series Product Features

  • Advanced thin film design produces high energy across a wide range of climatic conditions with excellent low light response and temperature coefficient
  • Proven to perform as predicted with a high Performance Ratio (PR)
  • Frameless laminate is robust, cost effective and recyclable
  • Manufactured in highly automated state-of-the-art facilities certified to ISO9001:2000 quality and ISO14001:2004 environmental management standards
  • Tested by leading US and European institutes and certified for reliability and safety:
    • Safety Class II Certified
    • Certified to IEC 61646
    • CE Mark
    • UL 1703

Global Research Technologies, LLC


3450 S. Broadmont Dr.
Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85713


(520) 547-0956

(520) 903-0570

Global Research Technologies, LLC (GRT) is a research and development company whose mission is the demonstration and commercialization of technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is acknowledged to be a major greenhouse gas and a major contributor to global warming. Commercial implementation of GRT’s ACCESS™ (Atmospheric Carbon CapturE SystemS) technology will enable active management of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations irrespective of the source of the emissions.

Global Research Technologies is a privately-owned company which was founded in 2004. It currently occupies a 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Tucson, Arizona with administrative offices, a research laboratory, and a prototype development and demonstration area.

The Team

Allen Wright, President/Chief Executive
Klaus Lackner, VP of Research
Billy Gridley, Chief Financial Officer
Ryuhei Ishikawa, Director of Engineering
George Grimm, Business Development
Betsy Murton-Mendoza, Business Manager

The Story

GRT was founded on the shared vision and unique capabilities of four people: Gary Comer, Allen Wright, Klaus Lackner and Wally Broecker. After sailing through the Northwest Passage in 2001 without being blocked by ice, Gary Comer was convinced that climate change was real. He vowed to take action.

Comer’s experience sparked his relationship with Wally Broecker, the Newberry Professor and a Crafoord Prize climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. In 2003, Broecker introduced Comer to Klaus Lackner and Allen Wright. Lackner, a widely recognized world leader in energy technologies, had developed the concept of carbon dioxide air-capture and written papers on carbon sequestration while at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Subsequently, Broecker convinced Lackner to join Columbia University as the Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics. Broecker had hired Wright to manage the interface between facilities and researchers at Biosphere 2 when that facility was operated by Columbia. He recognized Wright’s demonstrated ability to turn novel concepts into reality.

GRT was born in 2004, funded by Comer’s generosity and based on the strongly held belief of its founders that climate change solutions can and must be found. In 2007, GRT announced that it had successfully demonstrated that air-capture of carbon dioxide is technically feasible and economically promising. Currently it is refining and expanding its suite of air-capture technologies consistent with its mission.

Southwest Windpower

Southwest Windpower

Southwest Windpower
1801 W. Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
Phone: 928-779-9463
Fax: 928-779-1485


Their utility-connected and battery charging wind turbines power homes, sailboats, recreational vehicles,Skystream 3.7 telecommunications, and more.

Skystream 3.7
1.8 kw
For grid connected homes and businesses
Quiet operation

Air X
Remote homes & cabinsAir X
Water pumping
Recreational vehicles
Battery charging
Science & education

Air X Machine
Recreational BoatingAir X Machine
Offshore beacons or
aquaculture and fishing
Seaside remote cabins
Battery charging
Science & education
projectsAir X Industrial

Air X Industrial
Remote monitoring and
Offshore platforms
Navigational aids

Whisper 100Whisper 100
Remote homes & cabins
Grid-Tie Systems
Water pumping
Battery charging
Science & education
Remote monitoring and
signalingWhisper 200

Whisper 200
Remote homes & cabins
Grid-Tie Systems
Water pumping
Battery charging
Science & education
Remote monitoring and
signalingWhisper 500

Whisper 500
Village Power
Grid-Tie Systems
Water pumping
Battery charging
Science & education
Remote monitoring and

Easy installation without
cranes or large
PE Certified
24 to 80 foot (7.2 to 24 m) towers for Whisper H40 and H80
30 to 70 foot
(9.1 to 21.3 m) towers for
Whisper 175

Mission Statement

To enhance the lifestyle of those in the global community who still do not have access to conventional power through the development and distribution of low cost, reliable, renewable energy technologies for lighting, communication and education.

Company History

March 1987: Southwest Windpower, an Arizona corporation, was established in early 1987 by David Calley and Andy Kruse who saw a need for a small, reliable battery charging wind generator that complements photovoltaics (solar energy or PV) in supplying energy to rural areas of the world.


* Frank Greco / Chief Executive Officer
* Susan Casebeer / Chief Financial Officer
* David Calley / President & Director of Engineering
* Andrew Kruse / V.P. Business Development