A Southern Tier company is finding a new way to harness the power of the sun.
The state's energy research and development authority and Skyven Technologies has unveiled the ‘Intelligent Mirror Array.’ It draws in heat from the sun then uses the heat to power boilers.
This comes after the company was awarded $1 million in a state clean energy competition. The company uses Chemung County-based Cameron Manufacturing to build the mirrors.
“Cameron has been very responsive. They’ve been great to work with. In the bring up of any new technology, there are always hiccups, always challenges, and Cameron has been responsive in addressing those challenges so we’re fortunate to be working with them,” said Dr. Arun Gupta, Skyven CEO and founder.
The first set of mirrors will bring clean energy to a farm in the Capital Region.