January 12, 2011 12:31 ET
Polarity Awarded Solar Inverter Contract by Lockheed Martin
SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - Polarity Inc. (www.polarity.net), an innovative power-supply manufacturer serving the defense, commercial, cleantech, industrial and medical industries, announced today it has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its solar-inverter technology for deployable airfield power systems commissioned by the U.S. Air Force. Terms of Polarity's contract were not disclosed.
Designed as a mobile unit, Polarity's solar inverter will help power smart micro grids that reduce airfield-deployment burdens, and improve power availability and efficiency by integrating renewable and other energy sources. In all, the new system, known as the Integrated Smart-BEAR Power System (ISBPS), is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 25 percent, and support modular bases accommodating thousands of troops.
"The ISBPS is a classic example of how the U.S. military and engineering leaders in the private sector are solving problems and creating long-term solutions for military applications and beyond," said Wade Goins, president and CEO of Polarity. "Polarity is very pleased to be part of this initiative, which reinforces our commitment to providing high-reliability power systems proven to operate in mission-critical environments."
About Polarity Inc.
Polarity Inc. provides innovative power-supply solutions for the military, commercial, industrial, cleantech and medical industries. Founded in 1999, the company is renowned for pioneering technology advancements in efficiency, power density and industry-leading reliability across its line of products. Sacramento, Calif.-based Polarity holds a number of U.S. patents on power conversion and high-voltage modulator designs. For more information, please visit www.polarity.net.