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iDemand Newsletter November - December

San Diego – (November - December 2016) Since iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3), a manufacturer of sustainable-energy battery units by Walter Ellard, opened in mid-August, it has garnered tens of millions of dollars in residential and industrial contracts, and has more than tripled its staff, including the addition of three engineers.

Ellard, Electrical Contractor has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, and hold C-10 electrical contractors’ license.

iDES3 is finalizing terms on a contract valued at $10 million to make systems with 2 megawatt-hour battery units that will store energy from 1.72-MW solar arrays for a medical company that has three separate buildings in Southern California and two in Baja totaling about 2 million square feet. Work, including the solar installations by SunFusion Solar Electric Inc., is expected to begin in December.

iDES3 is also in talks with a government contractor to manufacture a 2.7-MW-hour energy   storage system for two buildings and a parking structure totaling approximately 2 million square feet in San Diego. In combination with solar arrays, the battery units could save that company roughly $81 million in utility costs over 30 years. The value of that contract is $22 million.


Walter Ellard

Ellard credits the success of iDES3 to its technical expertise as well as superior battery units comprised of lithium iron phosphate in large formed prismatic cells, for “maximum performance.” 


The iDES³ is comprised of fifth- generation lithium iron phosphate LiFePO4, prismatic cell battery chemistry. Every one of our battery systems includes a brand new control system that allows for 100% energy use in each cell, with configuration options that last up to 25 years.

For additional information, contact:, or call Walter Ellard at (858) 837-4755.

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