Marine Corps Buys PAM™ Expedition Solar Arrays

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ADS, INC. ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT HAS WON THE CONTRACT TO SUPPLY THE U.S. MARINE CORPS (USMC) ADVANCED INTEGRATED SOLAR PANEL CASE ASSEMBLY (AISPCA); PAM™ EXPEDITION SOLAR ARRAYS TO BE PROVIDED

Virginia Beach, Vir. (July 30, 2014) – PAM™ Expedition includes four tri-fold, high efficiency PV panels that generate 420 Watts of solar power and a rollable support stand that all fit neatly into a rugged waterproof transport case. PAM™ Expedition, in green cases, is 48 percent the weight and 32 percent the storage volume of current GREENS solar panels  ADS, Inc. will use the PAM™ Expedition Solar Arrays (GSA Advantage: Portable Array Module) manufactured by Nishati, Inc. to meet the AISPCA requirements. PAM™ Expedition is a ruggedized, lightweight solar array that packages into a small volume and deploys in minutes. It is designed to maximize solar energy capture, while minimizing weight, size and complexity. PAM™ Expedition provides practical solar energy for expeditionary and remote power.

Nishati has a worldwide, exclusive license for PAM™ Expedition from Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD). CTD developed PAM™ Expedition using Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds provided by the United States Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR). Nishati Inc., based in Lafayette, Colorado, is a woman-owned, minority-owned small business focusing on the marketing and manufacturing of PAM Expedition. The company was founded by Dr. Naseem Munshi, CTD’s President and Founder. Ms. Munshi has over 27 years of experience in providing innovative products to commercial and government markets. Nishati is led by Chief Executive Officer, Colonel (Ret) Bob Charette with over 28 years of experience in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was the first Director of the Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Energy Office. 

“The PAM™ Expedition Array represents the most significant advancement in expeditionary energy in the past 30 years” said Jayson Southworth, ADS Business Development Manager, for Combat Support Equipment. The AISPCA award to Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc. (ADS) is a five (5)-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The BPA allows for the purchase of up to 2,500 AISPCA units per year through the Government General Services Administration (GSA)  Advantage . AISPCA will replace the current USMC Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS) solar panels. AISPCA will also be integrated into future USMC expeditionary hybrid energy systems.

For information about Nishati Inc. or PAM™ solar array products go to www.nishati- us.com or contact, Mike Tupper by email mtupper@nishati-us.com or call 303-906-3838.

Nishati Wins AISPCA Press Release (PDF)