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Zach Axelrod is the CEO of Skyline Innovations.
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Zach Axelrod is the CEO of Skyline Innovations.

Zachary Axelrod is CEO of Skyline Innovations, a company based in Northwest, D.C. that owns and installs solar heating systems that use the sun to heat water for showers and laundry.

"We certainly see a pick up of interest from condominium associations and apartment building owners because they are thinking solar more," he says.

Plus, he says, on clear, long, hot days, less heat is lost as it makes its way to storage systems below.

"We might produce twice as much as a sunny day in December," he says.

Axelrod says the challenge is braving the heat to install the systems.

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