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MilliWatt Modules Using Parallel Circuitry

Award Information

Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
UQM Technologies, Inc.
7501 Miller Drive PO Box 439 Frederick, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: MilliWatt Modules Using Parallel Circuitry
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83318
Award Amount: $99,975.00


65308 The development of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) systems using power sources such as photovoltaics, small wind, electric storage, small fuel cell, and microturbines will require improvements in existing power converter technologies in order to make these systems feasible for widespread commercial or industrial use. Existing power converters are large in size, expensive, and limited in power capability. New power converter designs should be small, efficient, low cost, and modular for ease of use. This project will demonstrate the advantages of high frequency, pulse-width modulation (PWM), sine-wave inverter technology for a DC/AC power converter application. The technology includes proven low cost hardware, previously developed for volume production applications for advanced vehicle hybrid drive systems. Design features include operation over a 2:1 input voltage range, small size, and low cost modular package. Phase I will a design build, demonstrate, and test a 30 kW, single phase, 120 VAC, pulse width modulated DC/AC inverter. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The technology should advance the development of efficient, high power (30kW) DC/AC inverter designs that are feasible for commercial and industrial applications.

Principal Investigator:

Paul J. Albrecht
Power Electronic Engineer

Business Contact:

William G. Rankin
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Uqm Technologies, Inc.
425 Corporate Circle Golden, CO 80401

EIN/Tax ID: 840579146
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No