Pfhotonika Team will be at the 5 Year Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony

5 Year Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony

It’s going to be a great night full of excitement and celebration because this is our fifth year of the competition in the Rocky Mountain region, and what an amazing group of entrepreneurs we have this year to celebrate. At the event we’re going to reveal the three Regional finalists and our Sustainability finalist for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open competition!

The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Cleantech Open is a nonprofit organization that leads and mentors the most promising startups in clean technology fields through a nine-month program that includes education, relationship building and funding opportunities. The competition enables participants to gauge their progress and have a shot at part of the overall $1-million purse.

To take place at The Cable Center
2000 Buchtel Blvd. • Denver

Parking is available in the garage for a cost of $8 per car

Business attire is requested.

4:00 – 5:30 pm General Reception & Exhibits
5:30 – 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
• 2 Minute “Pitch Plan” by all Semi-Finalist Teams
• National Finalists Announcement
7:00 – 8:00 pm Dessert Reception & Exhibits


Thank You to our Cleantech Open Sponsors

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Pfhotonika Team will be at the Clean Tech Open Regional in Denver

Tuesday October 15th

  • Arrive in Denver from out of town.  This is not an absolute for out of town teams, but we have seen what can happen upon late arrivals.  The attached document includes suggested hotels to stay.

Wednesday October 16th:

  • Regional finals judging.  The judging will start at 8:00am promptly!!!  Please arrive 30 minutes before your presentation!  You will have 10 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes Q&A, and 5 mins feedback.  Be comfortable with your presentation, because at 10 mins you will be cut off.  Remember, short answers for Q&A are best.  You can get in more questions and give concise answers instead of rambling.
  • The Colorado teams will be presenting in the morning, the out of town teams will go in the afternoon. (in case there are teams that must arrive in the morning of the 16th instead of the 15th.

Thursday October 17th:

  • Fun day!!!!!  The judging is over the fun begins
  • All activities are at the Cable Center (see attached document)
  • 12:30 pm -2:30 pm  Set up time for exhibits: You must be completely set up by 2:30 pm (see loading directions below).
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Ceremony Run Through: At the run through, you will learn where you’ll be seated and directions to enter/exit the stage for demos/awards.  Each team will be presenting a 2 minute “fun” pitch to the audience.  This will be based off the 2 slide deck you are submitting.
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  VIP Sponsor & Alumni Reception.  Teams are at their displays talking with sponsors and alumni, drinking (not too much), and having a good time.
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  General Reception. Teams are at their displays talking with everyone at the event.  Near 5:00pm the leadership team will address the crowd, hand out some recognition to sponsors and thank everyone.
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Awards Ceremony – featuring 2 minute intro/pitch onstage by YOU! *  We have a keynote speaker, 2 min pitch, and awards.  This is all seated in an auditorium with no drinks.
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Post-Reception /Dessert.  Once again at displays, mingling, and congratulating the winners and everyone.
  • 8:00 pm  Break down your booths and load out

Pfhotonika will discuss partnership with NAVAIR to develop Solar Hydrogen Power Systems

Established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy’s Bureau of Naval Weapons, theNaval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is headquartered in Patuxent River, Md., with military and civilian personnel stationed at eight locations across the continental United States and one site overseas.NAVAIR’s mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. This support includes research, design, development and systems engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; training facilities and equipment; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support.NAVAIR is organized into eight “competencies” or communities of practice including: program management, contracts, research and engineering, test and evaluation, logistics and industrial operations, corporate operations, comptroller and counsel.  NAVAIR provides support (people, processes, tools, training, mission facilities, and core technologies ) to Naval Aviation Program Executive Officers (PEOs)and their assigned program managers, who are responsible for meeting the cost, schedule, and performance requirements of their assigned programs.NAVAIR’s affiliated PEOs are:

  • PEO for Tactical Aircraft Programs, PEO(T)
  • PEO for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs, PEO(A)
  • PEO for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, PEO(U&W), and
  • PEO for Joint Strike Fighter, PEO(JSF), (which alternates service lead with the U.S. Air Force)

NAVAIR is the principal provider for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), while contributing to every Warfare enterprise in the interest of national security. We embrace the privilege of our responsibility to the Sailor and Marine in partnership with industry, all Naval Aviation stakeholders, and our fellow Systems Commands.

Pfhotonika will submit to enter the TiE Arizona 2013 Rapid Fire Pitch Event

2013 Rapid Fire Pitch Event

Second call for registrants!


TiE AZ is pleased to announce the call for entries for our annual Rapid Fire Angel Pitch event for 2013.

Unlike other pitch events, ours involves a cash prize…for no exchange of equity.  Want to raise money for your venture without diluting your share?  This event is for you. In addition, the winner will receive the opportunity to pitch at the TiE Venture Capital Event in early 2014.

Enter by filling out this form. 15 companies will be chosen to give a 2-minute pitch of their company in front of our panel and audience.


Entries must be submitted by 5pm on October 23, 2013.  Selections will be announced on October 28, 2013.
The event will be held on November 5, 2013.


Click HERE to submit your entry!



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Pfhotonika will be at the Clean Tech regional Awards ceremonies on Thursday, October 17th at the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus


The Pfhotonika system consists of a fully integrated off-grid renewable energy storage and delivery system. The initial system for military applications is comprised of M103 trailers packaged with a fold-out 5kW /50kW /100kW solar array on one or more trailers and an energy storage system and control module on the second trailer. Excess solar power is converted into high pressure (350-2000psi) hydrogen stored on the vehicle in lightweight carbon fiber tanks. The stored hydrogen can be used to supply a 5kW/ 50kW/ 100kW fuel cells for distributed power generation or the hydrogen could be used to fill balloons for artillery range or communications applications. Also, a connection to diesel generators is provided to generate hydrogen and top off the batteries to utilize wasted generation capacity for later use via the fuel cell when generator sets are operating on partial load or standby modes. An on-board programmable controller with a Bluetooth hardened handheld tablet manages all of the various hybrid power distribution schemes to best make use of all energy from storage in batteries or hydrogen to direct solar power feed and/or fuel cell power.


  • 5 kW/50kW/100kW output
  • Solar panels mounted on a lightweight aluminum structure
  • One person can open the panels and operate the hydraulic controls to unfold and tilt
  • Solar array to optimize energy capture. 5kW in 15 minutes.
  • Automatic hydraulic leveling/stabilization system for the trailer including
  • Leveling foot pads for soft surfaces.
  • Hydraulic deployment and panel tilt system with cabled operating control switch
  • 24 volt battery and charging system.

Storage and Control Trailer

  • 5kW high pressure electrolyzer module with 2000 psi output pressure including
  • Combination feed water and polishing system.
  • 5kW PEM fuel cell module
  • 4-500 kWh battery control buffer storage system.
  • Integrated system controller
  • 30-3000+ kWh hydrogen storage capacity


  • Sunlight
  • Water


  • 48V DC
  • 110 VAC, 2 circuits each 20a GFI
  • 4000W nominal 6000W surge
  • Hydrogen gas
  • Clean water
  • Heat