OJAI, Calif. — SimpliPhi Power has been named a 2016 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. SimpliPhi’s high-output batteries will be honored for delivering both peak and baseload power in one compact unit, without generating a thermal profile that requires ventilation or cooling. The High-Output Series, which outperformed competitors in Marine Corp tests by 62%, supplies five times the power (250 amps) compared to similar batteries, while maintaining the non-toxic, small footprint SimpliPhi Power is known for.

“It’s exciting to see companies like SimpliPhi Power continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”

Award winners will be announced April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City. Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality.

“At SimpliPhi, we all feel truly honored to be receiving such a prestigious award for our technology,” said Stuart Lennox, founder and chief technology officer of SimpliPhi Power. “To make the transition to a more resilient and clean energy-based economy on a global scale, people must have the capacity to harvest, store and utilize their own renewable power on a local, distributed basis that is both robust and versatile for a variety of energy needs.”

Serving the film and entertainment industry since 2002, SimpliPhi Power technology utilizes patented, licensed lithium ferrous phosphate cells with state-of-the-art proprietary management boards, circuitry, cell architecture and methods of assembly to create safe, intelligent and energy dense storage and management systems. With mobile, grid-tied and off-grid applications in the field for more than a decade, SimpliPhi serves the residential, commercial, emergency and military markets with batteries that have a compact, lightweight form factor, 100 percent depth of discharge, 98 percent efficiency charge and discharge rate and an extended operating temperature range of -4 to 140 degrees F, -20 to 60 C. SimpliPhi solutions integrate with all industry standard inverter charge controllers and come with a standard 10-year warranty, making them an ideal ‘drop-in’ replacement for existing lead acid battery banks.

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators.

About SimpliPhi Power

Founded in 2002 as LibertyPak/Optimized Energy Storage, SimpliPhi Power designs and manufactures efficient, non-toxic and enduring energy storage and management systems that utilize lithium ferro phosphate (LFP). Based in Ojai California, SimpliPhi combines non-hazardous energy storage chemistry (LFP) with its proprietary cell and battery architecture, methods of assembly and Battery Management System (BMS) to create safe, reliable, durable and highly scalable on-demand power solutions for the residential, commercial, military, emergency response and film industries. Integral to all SimpliPhi Power solutions is a proprietary management system that further optimizes the lifetime, performance and durability of its batteries. SimpliPhi Power storage system components are UL certified and have been rigorously tested and passed requirements by the U.S. Army and Marine Corp.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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