Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of the next-generation of all solid-state rechargeable batteries. Possessing no volatile or flammable liquid components, our solid-state batteries are extremely energy dense while also possessing ultimate safety and reliability. Together, these performance attributes can enable profound performance improvements of battery-powered devices such as portable electronics, electric vehicles, aircraft and satellites through increased run time, increased safety and lower cost.
Established in 2012 as a spin-out company from the University of Colorado Boulder based on ground-breaking research in solid-state battery technology, Solid Power has assembled a world-class team of battery researchers and engineers with the exclusive goal of commercializing the company’s next-generation solid-state rechargeable batteries. We occupy a state-of-the-art, 7,000 square-foot facility located within the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville, CO along the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains. Our facility has full capabilities spanning new material synthesis, small-volume pilot-scale material and cell production and prototype device assembly and characterization.
Our technology is based on combining an exceptionally high capacity cathode with a high capacity lithium metal anode and in combination with a high ionic conductivity solid separator. Our battery materials are 100-pecent inorganic and possess no flammable or volatile components. Our batteries provide substantially higher energy than conventional lithium ion (2-3X greater) while also enabling lower cost systems due to the potential for eliminating many of the costly safety features typically associated with lithium-ion systems.
Exceptionally energy dense materials enabling a considerably longer run-time per charge than existing batteries
No volatile or flammable materials thereby enabling ultimate safety
Exceptionally stable materials possessing unsurpassed shelf life and high temperature stability
Unique performance attributes achievable only in the solid-state phase
Solid Power is pleased to announce the award of a $2.9M contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop advanced energy storage solutions for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) force. This effort is being performed in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.BusinessWire Article
Solid Power is invited to speak at the 2014 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop in Huntsville, AL. The workshop is held annually at the Marshal Space Flight Center where state-of-the-art and emerging energy storage technologies are presented and discussed. Solid Power’s CTO, Joshua Buettner-Garrett will discuss Solid Power’s high energy and safe all solid-state rechargeable battery technology. Read more about the workshop here: NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop
Solid Power is named as the 2014 Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association. The 2014 Colorado Cleantech Awards recognize local companies for their efforts in advancing Colorado’s cleantech ecosystem, increasing jobs and driving innovation in the cleantech sector. Press release: BusinessWire Article
Solid Power has become an Affiliate Member of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). JCESR is a Department of Energy - funded major research partnership whose goal is to create new breakthrough energy storage technologies. JCESR’s approach is to bring together high-powered scientists and engineers from academia, national laboratories and private industry in order to enable discovery of new material, accelerate technology development, and commercialize revolutionary new energy storage technologies. As a new JCESR Affiliate, Solid Power is excited to engage the JCESR community and ultimately contribute to revolutionizing energy storage. Please visit JCESR’s website to learn more: JCESR
Solid Power is honored to be an invited speaker at The Battery Show 2014 in Novi, MI, as part of the R&D Commercialization - Breakthrough Transportation Battery Technology session. The purpose of this session is to “provide an inside look at some of a number of breakthrough transportation energy storage technology start-ups." You can read more about this session as well as the broader conference agenda here: The Battery Show
Solid Power is invited to speak at Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop in Arlington, VA. Solid Power’s CTO, Josh Buettner-Garret, will present as part of the Electric Energy Storage Technologies Panel Discussion. Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft based on all-electric propulsion are allowing for radical new aircraft design freedoms for VTOL concepts and high energy batteries are emerging as a critical need for these aircraft. Read more about the workshop here: VTOL: Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop
Solid Power is pleased to announce that it has received a Phase I SBIR from NASA to develop advanced space battery technology. Solid Power’s project will focus on the development of scalable processes for solid-state electrolytes enabling an all solid-state Lithium metal rechargeable battery. This award represents Solid Power’s first entry into the space market where there is considerable interest in high energy and safer energy storage systems. Read more about NASA’s 2014 Phase I SBIR selections.
Solid Power has been selected to present at the Future Energy Pitch Session at the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of this event is to connect entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy industry to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world's energy challenges. The competition to present at this event was highly competitive and Solid Power is honored to have been selected as one of the few companies to present. You can read more about the Future Energy Pitch Session as well as the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit at: ARPA-E Innovation Summit
Solid Power is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the State of Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT) under its newly authorized Advanced Industries Accelerator Act. This funding will be used to accelerate the development of Solid Power's all solid-state rechargeable battery products for markets including aerospace and electric vehicles. You can read more about this award as well as the COEDIT's Advanced Industry Accelerator program here: COEDIT
University of Colorado’s Technology Transfer Office announces licensing agreement with Solid Power: More Info
Solid Power is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop solid-state batteries that meet the unique system requirements for munition and missile applications of high energy and long shelf life. This program is being performed in collaboration with an industry leading military and aerospace company and will culminate in qualification of Solid Power's batteries for this market.
Solid Power receives over $3.4M funding grant from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E office. The purpose of this grant is to develop the next generation of all solid-state rechargeable batteries in order to improve the safety and range of Electric Vehicles. This grant program is being performed in collaboration with the Sakamoto group at the University of Michigan and Sandia National Laboratory’s Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab). More Info