Skyline Solar, a Mountain View, Calif.-based manufacturer of high-gain solar (HGS) arrays for the commercial, industrial, government and utility markets, says it has formally launched the company and its HGS architecture after achieving key product, financing and customer milestones.
Skyline Solar's HGS architecture delivers the performance and durability of tracked silicon at the cost of thin-film technologies in sunny climates, thereby accelerating the path to grid parity, the company states.
Skyline Solar recently completed its first demonstration plant in cooperation with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The system was completed eight months after the company received its Series A financing. After a year of under-sun reliability and system testing, Skyline has also submitted components of its HGS system for certification and has entered pilot manufacturing in the U.S. and Asia.
Additionally, the company has received $24.6 million in Series A venture financing from New Enterprise Associates and several other financial and strategic investors, as well as funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.
SOURCE: Skyline Solar