|AFFILIATION:||ZeroBase Energy, LLC, Ferndale, Michigan, United States|
Track: Energy & Resilience
Area: Power Generation
Tech Readiness: TRL 8
Tech Brief: The FORGE MD is a scalable, portable hybrid power system that eliminates or significantly reduces generator fuel consumption and running time. The hybrid system uses multiple power sources to provide operational continuity, extend the fuel supply and operate silently.
Value Proposition: The value to National Defense will come in the form of increased capability and decreased logistical requirements. The FORGE MD will efficiently power all equipment, regardless of its power requirement, that would normally be powered by a 5kW generator; solar energy input is optional support. The Department of Defense uses 3-5kW generators as a standard power source for small power requirements, most of which are only utilizing part of their total capability. By maximizing the efficiency through hybridization the logistical requirements will be minimized. Daily tasks like refueling will no longer be daily tasks while decreasing maintenance requirements and the occurrence of catastrophic failures.
Org Type: Commercial Startup (C+)