Skyline Solar Emerges from Stealth

Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar (HGS) arrays for the commercial, industrial, government and utility markets, this week announced the launch of the company and its HGS architecture.

The company says that its HGS architecture delivers the performance and durability of tracked silicon at the cost of thin-film technologies in sunny climates.  According to the company, Skyline’s HGS architecture delivers ten times more energy per gram of silicon compared to traditional flat-panel systems in sunny locations and offers what it calls industry-leading energy density. Skyline HGS arrays combine silicon cells, durable reflector materials and single-axis tracking into one system.

In conjunction with the formal launch of the company and HGS architecture, Skyline Solar announced that it has reached several other corporate milestones including the construction of the company’s first demonstration plant in partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The company also announced that it received $24.6 million in series A venture financing from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and several other financial and strategic investors and that it received DOE funding.  The DOE funding of $3 million comes as part of the DOE’s Solar America Initiative.

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