Arlington, VA, Oct. 18, 2005 — SkyBuilt Power, an energy solutions company, announced it has signed a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group established by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to develop innovative, mobile, renewable energy power stations.
“SkyBuilt Power provides innovative energy solutions with the potential to help meet a wide variety of critical government and commercial power needs,” said Gilman Louie, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. “In-Q-Tel’s portfolio is made up of innovative and critically important commercial technologies that can address the most difficult technology challenges faced by both commercial enterprises and the national security community. SkyBuilt Power’s proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in the government and private sector.”
SkyBuilt has developed rugged, rapidly deployable, plug and play, low maintenance, and mobile, energy systems that can use any combination of commercial solar, wind, micro-hydro, diesel, and other energy sources.
According to Bill Buck, SkyBuilt’s chairman, “SkyBuilt’s power systems can provide power with no fuel. They can be used for backup power, remote telecom power, an emergency operations center for disaster relief teams, water pumping, a mobile medical clinic to refrigerate medicines in developing countries, infrastructure security, village grids, border patrols or a classroom with internet service.”
One of SkyBuilt’s systems is the Mobile Power Station (MPS), a plug and play, modular, containerized, mobile power system. The MPS sets up in hours and is a complete power system prepackaged in a standard freight container that can be shipped easily worldwide by sea, air, truck and rail. SkyBuilt’s vice president, Scott Sklar noted that, “The MPS operates in any climate, needs no fuel, is very low maintenance, rugged, and can be remotely controlled. It can provide power from 3.5kW to 150kW or more at much lower fuel and maintenance costs than traditional fuel-based systems. It can use any combination of off the shelf components and provides more reliable power than most other systems on or off the power grid — and, the MPS can run for decades with relatively little maintenance.”