Tuesday, April 17, 2012

HITTITE Solar Energy Joins SolarTAC -- One of the World's Largest Solar Test and Demonstration Centers

AURORA, Colo., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) announces the addition of HITTITE Solar Energy as a sponsoring member.

HITTITE Solar Energy plans to initiate site developing activities immediately. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, HITTITE Solar Energy is developing a comprehensive solar thermal system.

SolarTAC is a private, member-based, outdoor facility where the solar industry tests, validates, and demonstrates advanced solar technologies. As a member of SolarTAC, HITTITE Solar Energy will have access to the 74-acre SolarTAC site, allowing the renewable energy developer to participate in solar research, development and utilizing SolarTAC's available infrastructure. SolarTAC members can work alone or in collaboration with other members on research and demonstration activities that support their business and membership needs.

"Joining SolarTAC gives us the opportunity to test our renewable energy systems in the most effective ways, by actually working in a real world environment and plugging into the grid," said Mr. R. Oguz Capan, Chairman and CTO, HITTITE Solar Energy. "We are very excited to join and become a part of the innovations taking place at SolarTAC."

According to SolarTAC's Executive Director, Dustin Smith, "Since announcing the initial launch of SolarTAC in late 2008, the site development has progressed to the point where expansion of the original 74-acre site is imminent."

SolarTAC is managed and operated by MRIGlobal. For information,visit www.solartac.org.