SOURCE: Ideal Power

Ideal Power

October 22, 2014 08:00 ET

Ideal Power Receives Purchase Orders for Over 3.5MW of Its 30kW Battery Converter

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2014) - Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of a disruptive power conversion technology, announced today that it has received multiple new purchase orders for over 3.5 Megawatts of its 30kW battery converter products. Orders were received from two market leaders in the energy storage system (ESS) industry and are for delivery between October 2014 and early 2015. 

The orders are for the Company's 30kW battery converters that will be incorporated into energy storage systems targeting retail demand charge reduction in California and several other states. Demand charges can be up to 50% of a commercial customer's total energy bill. The typical installation uses between one and eight 30kW units in a commercial building with high peak loads such as retail, office and professional buildings. Many of these energy storage systems are expected to be financed by Ideal Power's customers with no upfront capital costs and guaranteed minimum monthly demand charge savings.

According to analytics firm IHS, commercial grid-tied battery systems co-sited with PV are forecasted to grow from 36MW of global installations in 2014 to 643 MW by 2018 with a Cumulative Annual Growth Rate of 111%.i 

"Several of Ideal Power's customers are increasing the number of planned installations that use our market leading products," stated Dan Brdar, Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Power. "Our battery converter being sold into the commercial energy storage market is the first of several power management markets that we are targeting with our solutions." 

About Ideal Power Inc.
Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) 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 photovoltaic generation, electrified vehicle charging, and commercial grid storage. Ideal Power also has a licensing-based, capital-efficient business model that can enable it to address these markets simultaneously. Ideal Power has won multiple grants for its PPSA technology, including a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) program, and market-leading customers are incorporating PPSA as a key component of their systems. For more information, visit www.IdealPower.com.

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i IHS: The Role of Energy Storage in the PV Industry, September 2014

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