U.S. Army Awards Innovation Research Contract to Inergy
Clean tech start Inergy wins contract to develop ruggedized and modular power generation system to enable contingency basing operations
Pocatello, Idaho, September 15, 2023 – Inergy(www.inergytek.com), provider of the world’s most adaptable and easy-to-use renewable energy storage solutions,announces it has been selected by xTechSBIR CleanTech for a SBIR Phase II award valued over $1.7 million focused on the Flex P3,ä Solar Generator to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the U.S. Army. The xTechSBIR Clean Tech competition is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology). As the Army aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, by 2030, ASA(ALT) is committed to that mission through supporting technological innovation and utilizing the Army xTech and Army SBIR programs to help in achieving the Army’s overarching goals.
The ASA(ALT) recognizes that the U.S. Army must enhance engagements with small businesses by (1) understanding the spectrum of‘world-class’technologies being developed commercially within the clean tech realm, that may benefit the Army, (2) integrating the sector of commercial innovators into the Army’s Science and Technology ecosystems, and (3) providing mentorship and expertise to accelerate, mature, and transition technologies of interest to the Army.
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 Army SBIR/STTR The Army Applied SBIR Program offers Phase I contracts to small businesses and nontraditional vendors with technologies that show technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential. It also provides funding to businesses capable of helping the Army achieve its goals and earn further federal support in Phase II.
Through the Army Applied SBIR Program, companies engage with technical, acquisition, and operational subject matter experts. These specialists offer insight into the Army’s technological opportunities while guiding them through the Army research and development ecosystem. The Army Applied SBIR Program releases contract opportunities on a rolling, ad-hoc basis to respond to the Army’s current and expected warfighting technology needs.
For eligibility information and a list of open solicitations, please visit the Army SBIR|STTR website at https://www.armysbir.army.mil/
About ArmyxTech Established in 2018, the Army xTech Program strives to integrate small businesses and nontraditional vendors into the Army’s science and technology ecosystem by providing opportunities for direct exposure to laboratories, program executive offices and program managers from across the Army.
Participants receive detailed feedback from Army and DoD stakeholders and have access to training, mentorship and other support infrastructure as they progress through the competition to determine how best to align their technology solutions with real users and buyers within the Army.
The xTech Program holds several competitions per year, from open-topic competitions such as xTechSearch, to technology-specific competitions targeting specific Army needs and challenges.