AUSTIN, Texas – September 12, 2016 – Ideal Power Inc., (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, was selected by NEC Energy Solutions to supply its award-winning power conversion systems for select configurations of NEC’s newly launched DSS™ distributed energy storage solution. This new distributed energy storage platform targets commercial & industrial customers and includes lithium-ion batteries, advanced software controls, and Ideal Power’s power conversion systems. The DSS™ is engineered as a modular, scalable system that will be offered by NEC in an easy-to-use package for solar installers, energy services companies and other parties seeking affordable battery systems that don’t require design and engineering expertise to put to use.
“We recognized the need for scalable, robust, and flexible energy storage solutions at the grid edge that don’t have to be engineered for each specific use case,” said Roger Lin, Senior Director of Product Marketing at NEC Energy Solutions. “Ideal Power’s 30kW systems were a great fit for the DSS™ energy storage platform because they provide the performance and features we required at a cost that keeps our overall system extremely competitive.”
“NEC is a pioneer in the energy storage business with over 120 MW of its utility-scale GSS® Grid Storage Solution deployed in commercial revenue service since 2009. With their new DSS™ distributed storage solution, NEC created a flexible, turnkey energy storage system for businesses in need of a bankable, proven solution from a leading global energy company,” said Dan Brdar, CEO of Ideal Power. “The compact size, features, and lifecycle cost-effectiveness of our power conversion technology plays a key role in enabling NEC to offer a modular, scalable system at a price point that will be highly competitive in the marketplace.”
Ideal Power’s power conversion systems are based on its patented Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (“PPSA™”), a revolutionary approach to power conversion that uses 100% indirect power flow to deliver a bi-directional, fully isolated conversion while eliminating a majority of the bulky passive components, such as the separate isolation transformer and bulk capacitors, that are used in traditional power conversion systems. Ideal Power’s technology is an excellent fit for NEC’s pre-configured, outdoor-rated DSS™ systems that give end users application and size flexibility.
About Ideal Power Inc.
Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) is a technology company dedicated to advancing the efficiency of electric power conversion. The company has developed a novel, patented power conversion technology called Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (“PPSA”). PPSA improves the size, cost, efficiency, flexibility and reliability of electronic power converters. PPSA can scale across several large and growing markets, including solar PV, variable frequency drives, battery energy storage, mobile power and microgrids, and electric vehicle charging. The Company is also developing and has patented a bi-directional, bi-polar junction transistor (“B-TRAN™”) which has the potential to dramatically increase bi-directional power switching efficiency and power density. Ideal Power employs a capital-efficient business model which enables the company to address several product development projects and markets simultaneously. For more information, visit www.IdealPower.com.
About NEC Energy Solutions
NEC Energy develops and manufactures smart energy storage solutions for electric grid, backup power and lead‐acid replacement applications with system integration expertise focusing on high performance, efficiency, safety and reliability. NEC Energy products range from compact advanced industrial batteries to massive grid‐scale energy storage systems. Its turnkey GSS® (Grid Storage Solution) products have successfully operated in commercial revenue service since 2009, while its commercial and specialty batteries provide solutions to fit the needs for telecom, IT backup, datacenter, medical, lead‐acid replacement and other industrial applications. For more information, please visit www.neces.com.Many communities are considering, researching, or implementing microgrid solutions. The underlying rationale often involves complex business, operational, and economic issues. See our FREE Special Report: Understanding Microgrids. Download it now!
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