SkyGen Solar LLC is a developer, owner, and operator of large-scale solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy projects. SkyGen Solar’s affiliate company Invenergy LLC has significant expertise in the development, financing, construction, operations and long-term management of power generation projects serving a wide range of clients including utilities, load serving entities and industrials. SkyGen Solar is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) power converts the sun’s energy into electricity, and can be used anywhere with an accessible sun resource. Large PV panels typically range in size from 200-300 watts each, and have life cycles of over 20 years with little to no maintenance. Recent and continuing advances in the solar PV market, including interest from large world-wide corporations, are helping to develop this technology into a prominent supply of energy. Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a solar thermal technology that concentrates sunlight onto a surface or liquid to create heat. The heat can be used for a variety of applications, from as simple as heating water for residential and light industrial applications, to as large as running a steam turbine to generate electricity. In the power generation market, three CSP technologies have been under development which include solar troughs, towers, and dish systems. Nine Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) of the trough technology, with a total capacity of 354MW, were installed in the Mojave Desert between 1986-1991 and have been in successful operation since. The tower and dish systems are still under testing and development. With global interest increasingly focusing on renewable energy technologies, SkyGen Solar’s mission is to become a leader in the development of large-scale solar power generation.
For more information regarding SkyGen Solar LLC’s development of photovoltaic and solar thermal energy projects please contact:
Vice President, Solar Development
SkyGen Solar LLC
c/o Invenergy LLC
One South Wacker Drive, Suite 1900
Ph – 312-224-1400
Fax – 312-224-1444