SkyFuel is a designer and provider of thermal concentrating solar power (CSP) equipment for utility scale power generation and industrial applications of steam. Energy from thermal CSP plants can be stored and delivered to the utility company. [1] [2]


SkyFuel has two commercially available products – a parabolic trough concentrating solar collector (the SkyTrough) and a high reflectance silvered polymer film ( ReflecTech). The SkyTrough is the first utility scale solar concentrator to use polymer reflectors rather than glass mirrors. The use of the polymer mirror allows for a wide range of reflections, which is more important than glass mirrors and therefore can also be used. The SkyTrough system can be deployed in a stand-alone configuration for utility-scale electricity generation. It can also be integrated with fossil fuel power plants, such as natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants, to increase or displace some of the plant’s steam production, or to provide feed-water heating. SkyTrough systems are also ideally suited for industrial process heat applications and sea-water desalination. SkyFuel is also developing next-generation,[3]

Grants and innovations

The US Department of Energy has awarded SkyFuel a $ 435,000 grant to develop its Linear Power Tower (LPT) system for utility-scale solar thermal power plants. The LPT is a high-temperature linear Fresnel system. quote needed ]

See also

  • Concentrating solar power
  • Solar power
  • List of Solar Thermal Power Stations
  • List of concentrating solar thermal power companies


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