Educational Institutions

Skyheat Associates Inc

  • Harrington, ME
  • www.skyheat.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate people about the need for renewable energy and on the practical means to fufill that need. We also fund and engage in research in new forms of using renewable energy, especially solar energy.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Grupo Fenix, Nicaragua

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Service Areas

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International

Skyheat Associates has been concentrating our work in the developing world, working with remote communities in renewable energy and woate issues

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer since 1978

Self-reported

Dr Richard J Komp

Keywords

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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, Solar water pumping, Microenterprise development

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EIN

31-1021520

 Number

5984852476

Physical Address

17 Rockwell Rd SE

Jonesport, ME 14643

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

At the present time, our major programs are: 1. Working with the Grupo Fenix in Nicaragua, where they manufacture and install photovoltaic systems in remote villages; run two women's workshop centers where they construct solar cookers and solar food and herb driers, and educate women in their use; and conduct research research on new forms of renewable energy at the National Engineering University. 2. Engage in research on renewables and conduct solar energy workshops in the United States, mostly in Maine. 3. Work with native groups in developing countires Haiti, India and Mali to set up similar programs to the succesfully operating one in Nicaragua.

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Budget

Program 2

Grupo Fenix, Nicaragua

For the last 12 years, Skyheat Associates has been working directly with the Grupo Fenix in Nicaragua, raising money fo finance their work with rural people (particurily women) to bring solar electricity, solar cookers and other renewavle energy developments to remote areas of the country.  the priomary work includes training these peopole to manufacture and install their own solar and otehr renewable energy systems.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$60,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Skyheat Associates has been concentrating our work in the developing world, working with remote communities in renewable energy and woate issues

Funding Needs

$35,000 to start our cottage photovoltaic manufacturing in new countries.

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Operations

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Skyheat Associates Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr Richard J Komp

BIO

Richard Komp, Ph.D. is the author of Practical Photovoltaics and has been working on solar cells since 1960. He has taught numerous courses and workshops on solar energy all over the world including at the University Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI) in Nicaragua, the National Institute of Engineering in Mysore, India and College of the Atlantic in Maine. He is currently the president of the Maine Solar Energy Association.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Richard J Komp

Director

Term: Jan 2003 - Dec 2010

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