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Nextility (previously Skyline Innovations) describes itself as a new type of energy company that uses proprietary technology to ensure that businesses of all types and sizes are saving money on their energy bills.

Nextility was the first U.S. company to offer third-party financing for solar hot water systems.  Their Solar Energy offering delivers guaranteed savings through commercial-scale rooftop solar water heating and solar electricity (PV) systems.

Their Power & Gas offering, an energy brokerage line of business, helps commercial customers in states whose power and natural gas are deregulated.  Nextility’s RateSafe offering helps businesses choose the best provider for their needs and then automatically monitors on an on-going basis for potential savings.

“From day one, we set out to provide utility savings to small businesses with services that meet the following criteria:

  • No upfront investment from our customers.

  • No behavior change required from our customers

  • Savings must be clear, measurable, and transparent.
        Zach Axelrod, Nextility CEO


The company was founded in 2009 as Skyline Innovations by a team of problem-solving energy professionals. Skyline’s innovation was guaranteed savings through green energy, and the company became the largest financier and developer of commercial-scale solar water heating systems in the United States. In September 2014, the company changed their name to Nextility to better reflect the expansion beyond their traditional solar energy business.

Category: Energy Efficiency

Based in: Washington, DC

Founded in: 2009

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