Complete Parabolic Trough Systems Delivery
SkyFuel is the solar thermal technology arm of the Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group, a multi-billion dollar energy company based in Wuhan, China. Founded in 2007 by an innovative group of CSP industry professionals, SkyFuel was acquired by Sunshine in 2015. SkyFuel’s research and development headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado.
SkyFuel designs, manufactures and deploys complete solar field solutions featuring the innovative SkyTrough parabolic trough concentrating solar collectors. SkyFuel collectors harness solar radiation to produce steam for utility-grade hybrid electricity generation and industrial applications. Through a collaboration with Kaidi and other partners, SkyFuel has the capability to deliver turnkey solar fields to projects in southeast Asia or preliminary engineering packaged with SkyTrough collectors to projects globally. SkyFuel’s award-winning solar collector, SkyTrough, was engineered to minimize the cost of solar heat produced, making it the highest performance and lowest cost solar thermal power system in the world.
SkyFuel holds the exclusive worldwide license to manufacture and market the industry’s-leading high reflectance silver- polymer film, called ReflecTechPLUS. ReflecTechPLUS was jointly developed with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with the goal of reducing the costs of solar technology. This film is for use as a mirror surface, primarily in single curvature solar technologies such as the SkyTrough. ReflecTechPLUS is the only high reflectance mirror film proven to be durable to outdoor environments for decades, and protected with an abrasion resistant hard coat.
The SkyFuel team consists of highly motivated and experienced professionals with backgrounds in solar and conventional power, mechanical and structural engineering, systems integration, materials science, business, finance, energy markets, and environmental protection.