"While SkyBuilt has 140 patent claims on its energy system, most of its individual component parts are widely available".
We have an idea for how the CIA could save a lot of money. Order an Amish built shed for about $500. They'll send the skid mounted pieces strapped and shrink wrapped on a flatbed, in a matter of days, ready for setup in a few hours. Lancaster's not too far from DC after all. The other route is to order some small steel dumpsters. Turnkey, modular SPV kits are available from Home Depot for under a grand. If that's not custom enough, we know a college kid that could use some IPO help from the CIA as well. TreeHugger has also covered all sorts of dandy do-it-yourself wind turbine kits.
Do an editorial page search of a certain business journal's archive from last decade and we're pretty sure you'll find numerous rants about how naive Treehuggers 'keep pushing those "uneconomical" and "naive" technology ideas like wind and solar power'. Typical of such pieces would be a proclamation that it is always best to 'leave our energy future in the hands of the private sector' and 'keep the government incentives out'. This is one time we TreeHuggers agree. Hundreds of patents indeed.