Polarity wins solar inverter contract from Lockheed Martin

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 13 Jan. 2011. Power-supply manufacturer Polarity Inc. won a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its solar-inverter technology for deployable airfield power systems commissioned by the U.S. Air Force. Terms of Polarity's contract were not disclosed.

Jan 13th, 2011

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 13 Jan. 2011. Power-supply manufacturer Polarity Inc. won a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its solar-inverter technology for deployable airfield power systems commissioned by the U.S. Air Force. Terms of Polarity's contract were not disclosed.

Designed as a mobile unit, Polarity's solar inverter will help power smart micro grids that reduce airfield-deployment burdens, and improve power availability and efficiency by integrating renewable and other energy sources. The new system, known as the Integrated Smart-BEAR Power System (ISBPS), is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 25 percent, and support modular bases accommodating thousands of troops.

"The ISBPS is a classic example of how the U.S. military and engineering leaders in the private sector are solving problems and creating long-term solutions for military applications and beyond," says Wade Goins, president and CEO of Polarity. "Polarity is very pleased to be part of this initiative, which reinforces our commitment to providing high-reliability power systems proven to operate in mission-critical environments."

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