AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ideal Power Inc., (NASDAQ:IPWR), an innovative power conversion technology company, today announced that it has received an order for 35 units of its compact and efficient Stabiliti™ 30 kilowatt (kW) power conversion system from an existing customer. The Stabiliti will be integrated with energy storage and solar photovoltaics (PV) at a municipal school district in Northern California, with systems to be installed at six different campus locations.  The six solar-plus-storage systems will lower high electricity costs caused by time of use and demand charges, while also reducing the impact of power disruption due to grid constraints.

"In addition to reducing energy costs, solar-plus-storage systems can provide critical load support to keep government buildings, universities, schools and hospitals up and running in the event of grid outages due to rolling blackouts, brownouts or severe weather events," said Dan Brdar, CEO of Ideal Power. "Critical load support is normally accomplished using diesel generators that may harm the environment due to emissions, require regular maintenance and expensive refueling, and can damage sensitive equipment when bringing the facility back online after a power outage. Stabiliti enables renewable energy as the school's high-quality backup power source, dramatically reducing generator runtime and fuel use."

In California, high energy bills are the second largest operating expense for many school districts. According to the United States Department of Energy, schools in the United States spend about $6 billion a year on energy. Solar power paired with energy storage is a powerful tool for schools to manage expenses and direct capital towards improvements to education, while also lowering their carbon footprint.

Ideal Power's Stabiliti series is a grid-resilient 30 kW power conversion system that is available in two versions: a two-port AC-DC system for energy storage, and a versatile multi-port AC-DC-DC system that enables the direct integration of solar and storage, The Stabiliti series is used by project developers and system integrators who need to efficiently connect distributed energy resources to the grid. Key features of the Stabiliti include full galvanic isolation, grid forming capabilities for microgrid applications and a smaller footprint and weight compared to traditional power converters, resulting in lower installation costs. Stabiliti is the next generation of Ideal Power's patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA)™ technology and incorporates new benefits for commercial and industrial customers.

About Ideal Power Inc.Ideal Power (NASDAQ:IPWR) is a power conversion technology company that delivers efficient and compact solutions to system integrators and project developers to connect distributed energy resources to the grid. Ideal Power's products offer enhanced performance for battery-enabled applications at a competitive cost, backed by first-rate customer service. With its patented power conversion technology, Ideal Power supports a broad set of growing markets, including solar photovoltaics, variable frequency drives, battery energy storage, mobile power, microgrids and electric vehicle fast charging. For more information, visit www.IdealPower.com.

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