"The Company is in talks to identify a partner for local production of SkyTrough®, a leading and proven solar thermal power system, and to work with CSP project developers throughout Saudi Arabia and the Middle East," stated Rick LeBlanc, Sky Fuel’s CEO.
During the Saudi Solar Energy Forum in early May, Mujahid AlGain of KA-CARE indicated that CSP would provide 12-17% of the total electricity generation in Saudi Arabia, and that manufacturing the equipment locally is a key part of the long term strategy in the KA-CARE plan.
"Saudi Arabia will be an important market for us and we want to establish SkyFuel as a long term supplier with the help of our prospective partners," commented Kelly Beninga, SkyFuel’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Other advantages that differentiate the SkyTrough® include lower operation and maintenance costs made possible by the use of unbreakable ReflecTech®-based mirrors; ease of construction; low auxiliary power use for the integrated drive and control system; and the ability to economically build solar fields from 1 MW to 100 MW.
SkyFuel, Inc. designs and manufactures solar thermal power technology for utility-grade electricity generation and industrial applications. Its products include the SkyTrough®, a parabolic trough concentrating solar collector – a breakthrough in cost and constructability resulting from significant design and material innovations.