High gain solar (HGS) array manufacturer, Skyline Solar, has been issued patent number 7,709,730 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The “Dual Trough Concentrating Solar Photovoltaic Module” patent covers fundamental aspects of Skyline’s HGS architecture and marks Skyline as one of the first companies to receive patent approval under the USPTO’s Green Technology Pilot Program.
“The Green Technology Pilot Program is already working as it was intended for companies like Skyline Solar,” said Bob MacDonald, CEO and co-founder of Skyline Solar. “The program has turned what used to be a multi-year delay in patent issuance, into a process where we received a Notice of Allowance on this application slightly more than two months after acceptance into the program. By dramatically accelerating the patent issuance process, the US government is stimulating green innovation and reducing risk for technology investors.”
Skyline says that its HGS architecture delivers ten times more energy per gram of silicon in comparison to traditional flat-panel systems.