Istanbul, Turkey-based HITTITE Solar Energy has been confirmed as a sponsor of the Solar Technology Acceleration Centre (SolarTAC). HITTITE is currently developing a comprehensive solar thermal system.
Managed and operated by MRIGlobal, 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 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 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.”