ARDA Power is working to change forever the way the world implements microgrid systems for non-residential buildings. For the first time ever you can simply and quickly configure a system using common controls and standard components. A battery-centric, DC-connected platform conceived by ARDA engineers with technology originally developed at the University of Toronto makes possible microgrids that are simple, low cost, resilient and versatile.
ARDA Power's business model was designed to ensure an ability to continue innovating, while rapidly scaling production, guaranteeing customers that they can rely on us. Our manufacturing, and some engineering activities, are performed through relationships with well established contract manufacturers. And we are developing a distribution network through OEM and strategic channel partnerships.
ARDA Power was founded in 2009 to commercialize core technology originally developed at the University of Toronto. During 2011 the company received the first round of financing and began developing a range of power electronics components designed with distributed generation and DC Microgrids in mind.
In early 2014 ARDA Power commissioned the first ARDA Source DC-DC Converters, which were ordered by a globally recognized engineering firm for a 2MW expansion of an existing Ontario-based solar plant. That same year ARDA developed a power electronics solution consisting of ARDA Source DC-DC Converters and Bidirectional DC-AC Inverter for a global fuel cell company.
In 2015 ARDA established relationships, including receipt of purchase orders, based around the supply of core power electronics components to leading global flow battery companies.
In late 2015 ARDA was awarded a grant by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to install a first-of-its-kind DC Microgrid project in Burlington, Ontario using the ARDA DC Microgrid Platform. The company began working on the project in early 2016 and completed installation in 2017.
As of 2018 ARDA Power together with its strategic partners has started preparations for commercial deployments.