NAVITASMAX Selected to Showcase Technology at Leading Energy Storage Conference

NAVITASMAX to be featured at ESA California Event May 20-22

Chandler, AZ – NAVITASMAX has been selected for the prestigious Technology Showcase at the Electricity Storage Association's (ESA) 23rd Annual Conference May 20-22, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA. This annual conference is the leading event which brings together America's best minds in academia, business and government to advance energy storage technology innovation and policy.


The conference features speakers Chairman Jon Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Stephen Berberich, President and CEO of California Independent System Operator (CAISO), Terry Boston, President and CEO of PJM Interconnection, and Katherine Hamilton, Director of ESA's Advocacy Council.

NAVITASMAX is an awardee of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ARPA-E High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage (HEATS) Program to develop its novel thermal energy storage technology for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). This event will give NAVITASMAX the opportunity to showcase its technology to national leaders, top researchers, investors, entrepreneurs and government officials.

The company was previously an ARPA-E GRIDS finalist for grid scale electrical energy storage.

"There is a critical need for efficient, cost-effective energy storage solutions that will maximize the use of domestic renewable energy sources," said NAVITASMAX President Kelly Herbst. "Our company is addressing that critical challenge and we are pleased to see that the ESA recognized the applicability of our technology to both thermal and electrical energy storage markets."

Herbst created NAVITASMAX after being inspired by her children's questions as to "why can't we use the sun and wind to power the world all the time?" In response, she combined her observations in art, nature and science to envision a novel solution. The NAVITASMAX ARPA-E HEATS team includes leading experts from Harvard University, Cornell University and Barber-Nichols. NAVITASMAX is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and is pleased to be part of the Chandler Innovations Science & Technology Incubator.

The 23rd annual ESA Conference will take place May 20-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA To learn more please visit: www.electricitystorage.org/annual_meeting_site/2013/23rd_annual_conference

About NAVITASMAX
NAVITASMAX is a Renewable Energy Storage company. The NAVITASMAX technology will enable widespread deployment of renewable energy. This technology will revolutionize energy storage by providing a system that is efficient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Founder Kelly Herbst was inspired by her children's questions as to "Why can't we use the sun and wind to power the world all the time?" In response, she combined her observations in art, nature and science to envision a novel solution. The NAVITASMAX ARPA-E team includes leading experts from Harvard University, Cornell University and specialty manufacturer Barber-Nichols. NAVITASMAX is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and is pleased to be part of the Chandler Innovations Science & Technology Incubator.

About ESA
The Electricity Storage Association is an international trade association established to promote the development and commercialization of competitive and reliable energy storage systems for the electricity industry. The Annual Conference is the energy storage industry's leading event developed by the industry to support the advancement of the industry. With over 500 attendees, this year's conference, Energy Storage: Turn It On, will be focused on demonstrating that energy storage is economical, clean, reliable, and available for today in a variety of applications. Combined with the over 30 select companies participating in the Technology Showcase, this is the leading energy storage event. www.electricitystorage.org

About ARPA-E
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency within the U.S. Department of Energy – and the first to focus exclusively on breakthrough energy technologies that could radically change the way we use energy. Rather than performing research directly, ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward energy technologies being developed by universities, startups, small businesses, and corporations. Our staff combines industry-leading scientists, engineers, and investment executives to identify promising solutions to the nation's most critical energy problems and to fast-track top technologies towards the marketplace – which is critical to securing the nation's global technology leadership and creating new American industries and jobs. www.arpa-e.energy.gov

About Innovations Incubator
The Innovations Incubator was developed by the City of Chandler in order to bring additional high-waged technology jobs to the community by providing start-up companies space to work and grow. The Incubator gives Chandler the opportunity to grow its own businesses in the cutting edge fields of biotechnology, bioinformatics, software design, nanotechnology, medical devices, renewable energy and others. For more information visit www.chandleraz.gov/ed

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