Ideal Power Converters won a "National Innovation Award" at the recent TechConnect National Innovation Conference near Washington, D.C. This private company's 3-Port Hybrid Converter reduces costs and improves the efficiency of systems that integrate photovoltaic, grid-storage, and electric-vehicle charging.
IPC believes its technology can disrupt traditional products offered by ABB (NYSE: ABB ) and Eaton (NYSE: ETN ) . Our roving reporter Rex Moore caught up with IPC CEO Paul Bundschuh at the conference, and chatted about where the real opportunities are within the electric-vehicle markets. While electric-car maker Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has richly rewarded shareholders over the past few months, Paul says investors should be looking on the commercial side of the market.
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