Rep. Polis (right) and Fintan Doyle
- Aug. 8, 2014
-- Sulas Industries Inc. today announced that U.S. Congressman Jared Polis visited the company’s facility in Silverthorne, Colorado, on August 6, 2014. During his visit, Rep. Polis received a demonstration of Sulas’ HelioDrive solar tracking technology from Fintan Doyle, Sulas’ Founder and Chairman. The HelioDrive is a groundbreaking approach to solar tracking that uses no motors, gears or electronics. Instead, the HelioDrive’s patented technology uses the power of the sun to generate hydraulic force thatcan rotate a collection of solar panels, allowing them to reliably and cost-effectively follow the sun and increase their energy yield.
"We are delighted that Congressman Polis took time from his busy schedule to learn about the HelioDrive,”
said Fintan Doyle. “Congressman Polis is a leading advocate for reducing America’s reliance on fossil fuels in favor of clean, renewable energy sources. We believe the HelioDrive, which has the potential to make economical tracking available to solar projects of all sizes, can play an important role in achieving that objective.”
“Start-ups like Sulas Industries are proving everyday that the green energy economy is taking off,” said Rep. Polis. “They are bringing innovative new technologies to the marketplace that will help make our nation energy independent, while protecting the environment and creating good jobs. I look forward to my next visit and seeing how they continue to expand.”About Sulas Industries
Sulas Industries Inc. has developed a groundbreaking approach to solar tracking that uses no motors, gears or electronics. Sulas’ patented HelioDrive technology uses the power of the sun, through simple optics acting on a small amount of phase change material, to generate the energy to rotate a collection of solar panels, allowing them to reliably and economically track the sun and enhance their energy yield.
The HelioDrive technology is highly scalable and has the potential to be cost-effectively applied to projects ranging from a single solar panel to large-scale utility level solar projects.By removing the cost and reliability barriers that have traditionally inhibited the use of solar tracking, and by significantly reducing upfront, operating and maintenance costs, the Sulas HelioDrive aspires to become the industry standard for dependable, economical solar tracking.