Innovation Spotlight: Soldier Transportable Alternative Energy Storage System (STAESS)

February 15, 2013 01:15 PM EST By: Regina Ramazzini

TechConnect Innovation Tracking: GreenPath Technologies, Inc., a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, Honolulu, HI, 2012

GreenPath Technologies, Inc. is a renewable energy solutions provider specializing in photovoltaic (PV) or solar electric installations for commercial, government, military, residential and non-profit clients in Hawaii, select states on the mainland, and the Pacific Rim.

GreenPath Technologies’ ready to market STAESS technology is a portable, rapidly charging renewable energy system that is modular in design and easily expandable. It is simple to set up, transportable and easy to operate.  This system will deliver a powerful, portable energy harvesting and storage solution for applications where high energy density, high power, and minimal weight are crucial. TechConnect News spoke with James Chaney, Director of Product Development at Greenpath. Mr. Chaney told us that the company is seeing a movement towards equipping for major disasters and an increase in the potential of portable power, “There’s a lot of promise in collaborative efforts to develop energy efficient solutions to provide the power source for water purification/desalination as well as communications.  STAESS technology is a good solution for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.”

The company was a participant of the Asia Clean Energy Summit’s Defense Energy Technology Challenge last summer. Mr. Chaney told TechConnect News, “The conference was a great opportunity for exposure to an audience with technology users of interest.”

Since the conference GreenPath has taken their technology out to the Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) and has drawn interest from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (REDCOM). REDCOM provides integrated research, development and engineering solutions to empower, unburden, protect and sustain the Warfighter. GreenPath is also currently on the Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) website with a side-by-side parallel of their product to the existing technology out on the field.  CERDEC develops and integrates C4ISR technologies that enable the warfighter to sense the battle space; deny and disrupt enemy efforts; and remain “connected” to achieve and sustain information superiority, strike with decisive lethality and survive.

The native Hawaiian owned and operated GreenPath Technologies’ main target market for their STAESS technology is various divisions of the military including the Navy, Army and Marines as a warfighter transportable solution for alternative energy harvesting and storage.

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