SkyBuilt Power Awarded US Army Contract for Afghanistan, Using Rapidly Deployable, Renewable Energy

The contract provides for both products and services. System details are not being released at this time. David Muchow, SkyBuilt’s President and CEO, noted that, "This is another example of how SkyBuilt’s unique, rapidly deployable, renewable energy power systems can support our troops in the field. These patented systems can reduce the threat from IEDs by reducing the need for fuel convoys, while saving operating expenses, maintenance and spare parts required with diesel generators. SkyBuilt’s quiet systems also are ideal for night watch in remote Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and other locations, and for sensor systems. And they can have minimal heat and radar signatures."

SkyBuilt is a product and system integration company for advanced power systems. It is the leader in rapidly deployable, hybrid renewable energy power stations.

Bill Buck, SkyBuilt’s chairman, noted that, "SkyBuilt’s systems have been saving up to 97% on fuel for years in the field with the military and other customers." These systems can be fixed or mobile, on or off grid. They use any kind of renewable energy (solar, wind energy, biomass), fuel, or other sources. They are rugged, and reduce fuel and maintenance in any climate worldwide. They can pay for themselves in months to a few years in operating cost savings, depending on the solar and wind resource at the site.

They are designed for military uses (Army, Navy, USCG, USAF and USMC) as well as telecommunications, intelligence, disaster relief and reconstruction, Homeland Security, mobile health clinics, water pumping and sustainable economic development in Iraq, Afghanistan, and world-wide.

These unique, patented systems come in various platforms, from low power to high power and microgrid systems:

*SkyStation is a containerized system offering solar, wind power, batteries and/or generators and other options, and used for tactical operations centers, telecom, mobile clinics, base load and backup power, disaster relief, telecom power, and rapidly deployable micro grid power.
*SkyTrailer provides mobile renewable power on trailers – sets up in as little as 45 minutes.
*SkySkid provides lightweight power on fork liftable skids for remote communications and other uses.
*SkyCase is a man-portable power station in an airline-checkable case with high efficiency SkyPAK solar blankets 3 times more efficient than others.
*SkyWater combines far more efficient water treatment technology (500W provides 10gal./min. continuous from gray water) with a mobile or fixed, power system.
*SkyStructures are panelized, insulated, fire resistant, rapidly deployable structures with renewable energy power systems. They provide longer life and lower HVAC needs than tents to cut power use in the field.