High Efficiency Renewable Energy System

Period of Performance: 04/21/2011 - 10/21/2011

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Infinia Corp.
6811 West Okanogan Place
Kennewick, WA 99336
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Infinia Technology Coporation (ITC) will develop a Tactical Solar Hybridization Module (TaSHM) for integration with a modified version of Infinia s dish/Stirling PowerDishTM concept. The TaSHM will be a device capable of delivering continuous heat input to a Stirling convertor, seamlessly switching between solar and liquid fuel sources, and storing up to 1 hour of solar and/or combustion input as heat to be converted to electricity as needed. Heat to drive the system can be derived from solar sources, logistical fuel sources, or both, to provide a continuous 3-kWe output per system. Integrating all this functionality into 1 system alleviates the necessity to carry batteries or diesel generators to provide continuous power.