Space Foundation Announces Deeya Energy as New Certified Space Technology
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 2, 2008) -- The Space Foundation announces Deeya Energy™ L-Cell™ technology as a recently added Certified Space Technology. The Space Certification program was created by the Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, to raise awareness and understanding about the significant and practical benefits of technologies originally developed for the space program which have been adapted into products and services that improve life on Earth.
Deeya Energy is a technology start-up dedicated to developing and manufacturing electrical energy storage systems based on its proprietary technology, L-Cell. The systems are derived from a novel battery technology originally developed by NASA in the early 70s as a potential energy storage method for long term space flights. This approach involves mixing reactive chemicals to provide higher charge efficiency than normal rechargeable batteries.
"The Space Foundation is pleased to welcome Deeya Energy's L-Cell as a Certified Space Technology," said Kevin Cook, director of Space Technology Awareness for the Space Foundation. "Deeya Energy's cutting edge cell technology shows a commendable commitment to applying clean energy practices here on Earth."
Deeya Energy has incorporated L-Cell technology in the ESP-6000™ energy storage platform. The ESP-6000 achieves a new level of cost and performance in providing infrastructure support for low availability service areas, and optimizing bulk renewable energy penetration within the energy industry.
The ESP-6000 is an economically and technologically superior alternative to conventional and environmentally hazardous lead-acid batteries, enabling significant operational savings with diesel engine generators in applications ranging from a few kilowatts to megawatts. One of the design features of the technology is the decoupling of power and energy. This allows high-volume production to be easily tailored to site-specific backup requirements.
The design life of the ESP-6000 product is 20 years, with five -year service intervals and minimal maintenance. The technology is temperature independent, enabling outdoor operation or eliminating costly and unreliable cooling equipment. ESP-6000 can also be charged quickly. A four-hour back-up system takes only three hours to recharge, dramatically improving system availability. Deeya's systems contain no heavy metals and release no poisonous or hazardous fumes, making them an excellent clean energy technology.
For more information about Deeya Energy L-Cells and other space technologies that improve life here on Earth, visit the Space Certification Program online at www.SpaceConnection.org.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office, and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation also conducts the National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community. The 25th National Space Symposium will take place March 30 - April 2, 2009, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.
About Deeya Energy
Founded in 2006 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, Calif., Deeya Energy is a clean tech company dedicated to developing and manufacturing electrical energy storage systems. Deeya Energy's innovation, the L-Cell™, is based on a novel battery technology originally developed by NASA in the early 70s as a potential energy storage method for long term space flights. Deeya Energy is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms including NEA, BlueRun, DFJ, and Element Partners. Deeya Energy's management team is comprised of veterans from the fields of industrial power, energy storage, telecommunications, semiconductors, and chemical industries. For more information, visit www.deeyaenergy.com.