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Ideal Power Inc

In a nutshell, Ideal Power (NASDAQ:IPWR) has invented and patented a new power converter design that uses software to eliminate many of the traditional components needed, resulting in a lighter (>80% less), smaller (50%), less expensive, more reliable (fewer parts), and more efficient (an industry leading 98%) device than is currently available on the market.  Dubbed PPSA (power-packet switching architecture), this technology can address many different areas of the power conversion space (Solar, Grid Storage, EVs, hybrid systems), with the company initially (2014-2015) focusing on BESS (battery energy storage systems) coupled with solar PV for commercial and industrial applications.  

They have a very good line-up of partners (TODO) in this space, who re-sell (or whilte-label) the converters from Ideal.  The business model is very capital efficient, as they out-source all the manufacturing to a third party (US-based), and are also pursuing an IP-licensing strategy (TODO) that would effectively let other manufacturers use their IP inside their own devices.


PPSA Benefits:
  • Non-resonant soft-switching dramatically reduces electrical and thermal stresses on power switches (silicon IGBTs).
    High AC link frequency utilizes compact inductor, eliminating bulk capacitors and further improving system reliability.
    Precise intra-cycle current management minimizes the need for output filtering.
    Bi-directional AC switches (shown in blue) minimize conduction losses, delivering high-efficiency power transfer in all modes of operation

2014: Electrical Energy Storage (ees) AWARD for "Product Innovation in Integrating Solar and Storage"
2013: TechConnect National Innovation Award
2012: Gartner Inc.'s "Cool Vendor in Solar Energy" 
2011: $2.5M grant from the Department of Energy ARPA-E 
2011: Defense Energy Challenge
2010 and 2011: "Top Utility Technology" Awards

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IPWR News: Ideal Power’s SunDial™ and Stabiliti™ Series Power Conversion Products Achieve UL 1741 SA Certification 11/27/2017 08:31:00 AM
IPWR News: Ideal Power to Present at the 10th Annual LD Micro Main Event on December 5, 2017 11/22/2017 08:31:00 AM
IPWR News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 11/13/2017 06:07:06 AM
IPWR News: Quarterly Report (10-q) 11/09/2017 05:19:03 PM
IPWR News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 11/09/2017 04:06:16 PM
#332   Ouch. This co had so much potential. This tykundegex 11/13/17 07:36:28 PM
#331   Back to a buck. willlbone 11/13/17 01:22:11 PM
#330   CTO fired for pledging his shares as collateral. tykundegex 11/08/17 10:16:04 AM
#329   Any ideas on today's action? tykundegex 07/21/17 03:47:26 PM
#328   I was also thinking whether it could be vidarslien 03/01/17 03:53:11 AM
#327   Thanks, I'll have a read. tykundegex 02/28/17 03:56:07 PM
#326 Furor 02/28/17 09:06:46 AM
#325   Anyone here listen to the earnings call? Anything tykundegex 02/28/17 08:59:55 AM
#324   I pared back my holdings last year with tykundegex 01/18/17 10:36:35 AM
#322   JLM ENERGY PLACES 4 MW PURCHASE ORDER FOR Furor 10/24/16 09:23:35 AM
#320 tykundegex 09/13/16 10:05:11 PM
#319   Thanks for finding those, it's very encouraging to tykundegex 08/11/16 01:06:34 PM
#318   While waiting for the report tomorrow, I just vidarslien 08/10/16 04:55:34 PM
#317   Gexpro Energy Storage Solutions Approved by Hawaiian Electric Furor 06/15/16 07:36:06 AM
#316   EGTYF might just give these guys a run MountainOfMoney 05/27/16 07:13:41 PM
#315   I'm not sure a residential scale inverter is vidarslien 05/06/16 12:15:00 PM
#314   Yeah, I wouldn't mind a little surprise on tykundegex 05/02/16 04:50:02 PM
#313   thx tyk for your informed response. still ynotcookit 05/02/16 03:45:54 PM
#312   Possibly indirectly, yes, as SolarEdge's inverters are indeed tykundegex 05/02/16 03:05:53 PM
#311   is PR possibly referring to SolarEdge (SEDG), Tesla's "partner"?? ynotcookit 05/02/16 02:30:10 PM
#310   News: IDEAL POWER INTRODUCES NEW SUNDIAL SOLAR PV tykundegex 05/02/16 10:30:43 AM
#309   Aquion Energy's AHI Batteries and Ideal Power's Power Furor 04/26/16 08:07:11 AM
#308   IPWR on watch. Might see continuation OB_WEALTH_INC 04/19/16 07:21:01 AM
#307   People, this is big big news. tykundegex 04/18/16 10:17:25 AM
#306   Ideal Power Reports Semiconductor Fabricator Successfully Tested Its Furor 04/18/16 09:33:59 AM
#305   $IPWR recent news/filings stocktrademan 03/27/16 03:59:48 PM
#304   I'm betting on the latter. In fact, tykundegex 03/16/16 03:43:48 PM
#303   I agree that this is great news! vidarslien 03/16/16 02:11:57 PM
#302   And after such a good new, another red Furor 03/16/16 11:17:46 AM
#301   Huge! This is fantastic news! A tykundegex 03/16/16 11:17:36 AM
#300   Ideal Power to Commercialize and Market Next Generation Furor 03/16/16 08:09:40 AM
#299   Modest open market buy from the CEO just tykundegex 03/07/16 04:10:03 PM
#298   They don't make me nervous in the slightest tykundegex 02/19/16 11:23:04 AM
#297   I think the same, but the CFO sells Furor 02/19/16 11:15:36 AM
#296   This is one of those investments where I tykundegex 02/19/16 11:08:37 AM
#295   Many, many possible "game changers" are possible with ffoggy 02/13/16 11:01:56 AM
#294   On the call yesterday, Brdar mentioned that their tykundegex 02/12/16 02:06:33 PM
#293   VFD background info from an article posted back tykundegex 02/12/16 01:11:03 AM
#292   I completely agree. IPWR was a good tykundegex 02/12/16 12:58:06 AM
#291   Very good CC IMO. ffoggy 02/11/16 11:19:28 PM
#290   It's hard to know the breakdown, but I'm tykundegex 02/05/16 03:11:18 PM
#289   This does not sound good: vidarslien 02/05/16 12:04:23 PM
#288   Volume the last 1/2 hour was interesting...the post kiy 02/01/16 06:34:03 PM
#287***volume is the issue only 15.5 thousand shares kiy 02/01/16 03:31:41 PM
#286   News: Ideal Power Announces Distribution Agreement with WESCO International tykundegex 02/01/16 12:37:30 PM
#285   I love how this stock trades so under-the-radar. tykundegex 02/01/16 11:13:38 AM
#284   Reiterated outperform and buyrating for IPWR by Chas42va 02/01/16 10:55:40 AM
#283   Zacks cuts IPWR to "sell". tykundegex 02/01/16 10:04:46 AM