September 28, 2022 2 min read

U.S. Air Force Awards Innovation Research Contract to Inergy

Idaho-Based clean-tech start up’s Flex 1500 Modular Power Station wins contract to develop portable solar energy solutions for deployment in military operations.

Pocatello, Idaho, September 28, 2022 – Inergy (, provider of the world’s most adaptable and easy-to-use renewable energy storage solutions, announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a STTR Phase II research contract in the amount of $749,999 focused on the Flex 1500 solar generator to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process.

The DAF and AFWERX accelerate the small business experience through a faster proposal-to-award timeline, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small businesses and cutting out bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering 'The Open Topic' SBIR/STTR program in 2018, which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on July 20, 2022, Inergy starts its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

About Inergy
Inergy manufactures and distributes products that help individuals worldwide improve their quality of life with adaptable, clean, renewable power. The company’s line of products provides its customers with power anywhere, any time; so they can enjoy the good times, prepare for hard times, and rise above any obstacle life may throw at them. Inergy is leading the renewable power revolution with a bottom-up approach by making modular, plug-and-play solar power and home energy solutions available to individual consumers, families, and businesses.

About AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 11,000 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit:

AFWERX, a program office at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), connects innovators across government, industry and academia. Through innovation and collaboration with our nation’s top subject-matter experts and harnessing the power of ingenuity of internal talent, by expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability. Additional information is available at:

About AFVentures 
AFVentures invests in emerging technologies to scale Department of the Air Force capabilities, strengthening the US industrial base that empowers Airmen and Guardians by incentivizing private, for-profit investment in national security interests. Our success is achieved by connecting novel commercial solutions with defense problem sets, de-risking Airmen and Guardian initiatives to fill capability gaps and transition technologies. Learn more at 



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