Arista Power gets order for 2nd phase of US Army micro-grid project
Oct 25, 2012 - US green power systems maker Arista Power Inc (OTC:ASPWD) today said it had received a USD-909,000 (EUR 700,000) order from the US Army to complete phase two of a programme for the development of an intelligent micro grid.
The grid is designed to integrate renewable and traditional energy sources to allow scalable and automatic operation in delivering power in remote areas of military operations. Arista Power is the prime contractor for the programme and under phase one it delivered and demonstrated the initial intelligent micro-grid during an event at the Pentagon at the start of October.
The aim of the second phase is to develop further the capacity, scalability and energy behavior management capabilities of the grid. There are options for additional funding to be provided for continued development if phase two is completed successfully.
Mark Matthews of Arista Power said that through the development of intelligent, scalable micro-grids, the US Army was seeking to address the difficulty and cost of providing fuel for diesel generators at remote locations.