Ideal Power order for microgrid

US-based EnerDel, a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for electric grid, transportation and industrial applications, has placed a multi-unit order with Ideal Power Inc for its Grid-Resilient 30 kW Multi-Port Power Conversion Systems.

The systems will be used for multiple microgrid installations and are scheduled to ship in Q4 2015.

Dan Brdar, CEO of Ideal Power, says: ‘Microgrids are a reliable and less expensive alternative to using diesel fuel-based gensets, not only for the military, but anywhere conventional generators are used as a primary source of power.‘

The order represents Ideal Power's first significant multi-unit order for microgrids. Ideal says that a recent report from research firm Navigant shows that total global microgrid capacity nearly tripled between Q2 2014 and Q2 2015 to 12 MW. According to Navigant, the US Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy globally, and is pursuing microgrid technologies in order to reduce the amount of fuel the military consumes through the use of conventional generators.

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