ADI Solar retains a lean, talented technical team with over 50 years’ (combined) engineering experience in the fields of aerodynamics, automotive, acoustics, computing, and chemistry. The team members are 15-year veterans of designing, building and testing thermal storage systems and heat engines. The technical team is balanced by 14 years of executive experience in business strategy and program management with a track record of significant organizational contributions.
In new product development, no quality is as critical as innovation. Today, the Solar Thermal market is dominated by products utilizing thermal mass to store heat. ADI’s innovative technology has replaced this strategy by storing energy chemically in the heat of formation. As a consequence, its thermal storage hardware is up to ten times smaller - an order of magnitude improvement - leading to far lower equipment costs. The people at ADI have demonstrated time and again this ability to innovate and improve over current mainstream technologies, a quality that will continue to lead to future profitable products.
Far too often, great technologies fail because they faced a mature market full of advanced competitors. ADI Solar is entering a young market that that cries out for what ADI has to offer. Solar power - by its very nature - is disruptive. When the sun goes down the power goes off. Storing daytime energy can transform Solar Power into a non-disruptive technology, allowing it to produce electrical power 24-7 and making it competitive in today’s market. ADI Solar’s thermal storage technology offers significant cost advantages over mass thermal storage and chemical electric batteries. It is an enabling technology in a young, growing market.
- Product Development Engineering: Structural/Thermal, Fluids, Composites
- Innovative, Cost Efficient Design
- Science: Materials, Chemistry, Optics, Thermodyanamics, Aerodynamics
- CAD/CAM/CNC Machining
- Metallurgy: Welding, Brazing, Vacuum Braze, Diffusion Bonding, Electron Beam Welding
- Extreme Pressure Vessels, Hermetic Seals
- Kinematic Actuation
- Heat Transfer: Heat Exchangers, Heat Pipes, Insulation
- Testing: Instrumentation, Data Collection, Data Reduction