Ideal Power has invented, patented and commercialized a revolutionary new technology that significantly improves the weight, size, cost, efficiency and reliability of electronic power converters – the conduits to modern energy. Based on patented indirect Energy Packet SwitchingTM topology that uses a standard lightweight hardware design and embedded application-specific software, IP serves the multi-billion dollar power conversion markets of renewable energy, electrical energy efficiency, smart grids and electric vehicles. IPC products include solar inverters, bi-directional battery and electric vehicle chargers, all built on the same lightweight Universal Power Converter Platform™. IP has received funding from the State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund, and has been awarded $2.5M from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). IPC was also included in the “Cool Vendors in Solar Energy, 2012” report published by Gartner, Inc., and won the 2012 Defense Energy Technology Challenge.
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