Recently, we held a roundtable discussion at Tigercomm headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia with former Virginia Governor (now Senator-elect) Tim Kaine, as well as 10 clean economy business leaders from the mid-Atlantic region. One of those leaders was Mike Healy of Skyline Innovations. Here's a brief description of Skyline's work in building the clean economy.
Skyline Innovations delivers guaranteed savings to business and multifamily buildings by providing a fixed discount to customer’s utility rate for water heating. Our complete care program finances, installs, maintains and monitors commercial-scale solar water heating systems at no upfront cost to the customer... By going solar with Skyline, you are guaranteed to pay less for water heated by the sun than by conventional utility-supplied fuel.
In the Tigercomm clean economy forum, Healy discussed how his company is able to "monetize energy efficiency and renewable energy in a way that, traditionally, buildings have not been able to." Healy explained that this is "very local technology...heat transfer material metals and glass and plastics," that it's "built right here in the U.S.," and that there are "a ton of jobs that are involved on both the installation and the manufacturing side of things." Finally, Healy noted that because of policies like the investment tax credit, Skyline has grown from 4 to 20 people, plus "a lot of indirect jobs."