Primary Industry: Energy
Organization Type: Product/Technology Company
SkyFuel is a venture capital funded startup in early stage commercial deployment. SkyFuel has three commercialized products ¬ø the SkyTrough¬Æ parabolic trough solar concentrating collector, the OnSun¬ø integrated drive and control tracking system, and ReflecTech¬Æ high reflectance silverized polymer film.
The SkyTrough¬Æ is the first utility scale solar concentrator to use lightweight ReflecTech¬Æ mirror film in place of traditional glass mirrors. SkyFuel¬øs OnSun¬ø Integrated Control and Drive System provides highly accurate positioning for parabolic trough solar collectors using a helical, hydraulic rotary actuator and the SkyTrakker¬ø control board for precision tracking. SkyFuel¬øs SkyTrough¬Æ was named CSP Today ¬øCommercialized Technology Innovation of 2010¬ø for its breakthroughs in cost reduction and constructability. SkyFuel is also developing next-generation, high-temperature parabolic trough and linear Fresnel systems. SkyFuel is now taking orders for the SkyTrough¬Æ, ReflecTech¬Æ, and OnSun¬ø.