Energy Storage Technologies Sought By Military

It is not by chance that the Department of Defense takes a particular interest in energy storage technologies, especially in solutions providing high peak power in short time intervals. The ability to generate powerful impulses of electricity is critical barrier for deployment of high energy laser systems and railguns. In July 2014 the U.S. Navy awarded an $81 million contract to K2 Energy Solutions: “K2 Energy Solutions, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, is being awarded a ceiling-priced $81,400,000 firm-fixed price/cost-plus fixed-fee, basic ordering agreement for the fully self-contained battery intermediate energy store system required to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. [Continue reading]