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Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power (REPLENISh) System

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power (REPLENISh) System
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QY-12-C-0151
Award Amount: $736,788.00


The cost of logistics fuels, including transportation and distribution, is significant not only in terms of dollars but also increased risk exposure for soldiers. Concentrated solar thermal (CST) systems are an attractive renewable energy solution due to their high net average efficiencies of solar-to-electric conversion, and have the added benefit of being able to provide heat loads such as hot water or space heating that can push overall system efficiencies into the 75 to 80% range. It is also possible to store thermal energy to provide continuous power during cloud transients and/or to hybridize for 24/7 JP-8 fueled operationa unique attribute to CST systems. Infinia Technology Corporation (ITC), with support from Ingenium Technologies (Ingenium), proposes to fabricate a CST Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power System Utilizing Concentrating Solar Power coupled to Free Piston Stirling Engines (REPLENISh). ITC will develop a highly flexible, redeployable 6 kW solar power system with two modified PowerDish units and CHP capability integrated into an ISO/CONEX container with an envelope of 8 ft x 8 ft x 20 ft. This technology will enable a FOB to utilize renewable energy sources, thereby reducing fossil fuel usage, maintenance costs and the need for logistics fuel re-supply.

Principal Investigator:

Songgang Qiu
VP, Research&Developmen
(509) 308-2702

Business Contact:

Tom Mitchell
(509) 737-2194
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infinia Technology Corporation
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 911319589
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No