Latest solar thermal installation will include biobased fluid made with Susterra® 1,3-propanediol from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
WILMINGTON, Del., January 22, 2014 – DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has collaborated with Skyline Innovations, Inc. to launch the company’s first solar thermal installation using a heat transfer fluid based on Susterra® 1,3-propanediol. Susterra® propanediol offers solar thermal equipment owners a high performing, biobased glycol which can improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
Incentives like these have been a boon for Washington DC–based Skyline Innovations, which finances and develops solar thermal systems for midsize customers—including multifamily low-income housing. Working with the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis in Maryland, the company installed 10 systems for the Harbor House development last year, offsetting an equivalent of 486 megawatt-hours annually.
In the past, solar and condos have not had a good relationship because many condominium associations veto the installation of any type of solar. But in Maryland (US) the Greenbriar Condominiums is a unique community in that it has a sustainability plan. The 1,192-unit community in Greenbelt, Maryland is getting its electrical needs met 100% by wind power and recently flipped the switch on a 59-collector solar hot water system that uses state-of-the-art, low-cost technology.
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by Jamie Anfenson-Comeau, Gazette
Skyline Innovations, a Washington D.C.-based company developing low-cost, commercial-scale solar hot water systems, was the recipient of a Maryland Game Changer grant for its project to install solar collector systems at Greenbriar Condominiums in Greenbelt, according to a news release.
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Skyline Innovations Continues to Break New Ground in Renewable Energy Sector with Installation of Award-Winning, Low-Cost Solar Hot Water Technology to Northeast Condominium Community
WASHINGTON, DC – Skyline Innovations, a national leader in the development and financing of commercial-scale solar hot water systems, continues to break new ground with its completion of a system that uses award-winning, low-cost technology for a 1,192-unit Maryland condominium community.
by Frank Andorka, Solar Power World
Washington D.C.’s city council members and representatives from the District Department of Regulatory Affairs and the District Department of the Environment were on hand for the ribbon cutting of a new solar hot water system developed by the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) and Skyline Innovations. The system installed at One Hawaii Avenue N.E. is expected to save money for the building.
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System Enables Building & Residents to Go Solar and Reduce Energy Costs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today city council members and representatives from the District Department of Regulatory Affairs and the District Department of the Environment were on hand for the unveiling of a new solar hot water system developed by the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) and Skyline Innovations. The system installed at One Hawaii Avenue N.E. is expected to save more than $2,300 per year.
Can third-party ownership of solar hot water scale like residential PV?
by Herman K. Trabish, Greentech Media
Skyline Innovations has been named to the California Solar Initiative’s short list of official solar hot water system data providers — making it eligible for rebates.
Certified program performance data providers supply the information on which the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program bases rebates aimed at driving growth in the under-exploited solar water heating (SWH) sector.
Skyline is only the seventh company to earn CSI certification. The others are DECK Monitoring, Enovity, McKinstry Essention, NegaWatt Consulting, SunReports, and TEVA Energy. Of them, only Skyline and TEVA are SWH system specialists. DECK and SunReports are solar energy system monitoring specialists. Enovity, McKinstry and NegaWatt Consulting are engineering and data verification services providers.
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by William Pentland, Forbes
While many players in the solar thermal space have struggled to survive a period of prolonged low natural gas prices, Skyline Innovations, a solar thermal solutions providers founded four years ago in Washington DC, seems to be doing something closer to the opposite.
Skyline is similar to a rooftop solar utility company, but focused on thermal rather than electric energy. Skyline’s customers use solar for water heating rather than fuel supplied by their utilities without investing capital into the purchase of a solar hot water system.
LOS ANGELES – The California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal program has qualified Skyline Innovations, a financier and developer of solar hot water systems, as a Program Performance Data provider (PPD), certifying that Skyline meets all requirements for monitoring system accuracy and reliability, as well as technical expertise and capability. This certification allows Skyline to use actual system performance data as the basis for calculating CSI Thermal incentives for a project.