Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power (REPLENISh) System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-12-C-0151
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4917
Amount: $736,788.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-EP5
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
1840 Terminal Drive , Richland , WA, -
DUNS: 153724760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Songgang Qiu
 VP, Research&Developmen
 (509) 308-2702
Business Contact
 Tom Mitchell
Title: CFO
Phone: (509) 737-2194
Research Institution
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.

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