Launch: Energy – Promethean Power Systems

Dec. 17, 2011—LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world. LAUNCH aims to move beyond incremental change and make an impact at a system-wide level.

Promethean Power Systems envisions developing a rural refrigeration system for commercial cold-storage applications in off-grid and partially electrified areas of developing countries utilizing a thermal energy battery that enables commercial refrigeration systems to become economically viable in parts of the world where the power grid is unreliable.