Alliance OH, (March 9, 2020) – Special Power Sources selected for Phase I funding through U.S. Air Force via their AFWERX and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.  SPS’ proposal, “Develop a Lightweight Fuel Cell Power System“ is being awarded a SBIR Phase I contract from the AF under their Open Call for Innovative Clear Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Topic. SBIR awards are highly competitive research-based programs that provide U.S. small businesses the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research, development, and commercialization.  Phase I of the SBIR program emphasizes important technological challenges, the demonstration of the feasibility of the proposed technology, and allows small businesses to propose new innovative solutions to address them.

“This contract award represents SPS’s first (1st) SBIR award in just over six months since the we acquired Atrex Energy in 2019, which is a huge accomplishment for a company of our size.   We are excited to continue developing novel solutions for the Air Force to ensure the safety and readiness of their people and fleet.”- Roland Dixon, President/CEO

ABOUT Special Power Sources

Special Power Sources (SPS), LLC has acquired the assets and IP of Atrex Energy who has been deploying Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generators in commercial applications for over 8 years. The commercial products, in the 250W to 1500W ranges, have shown tremendous reliability and longevity in remote, off-grid applications even when deployed in “the middle of nowhere”. Special Power Sources is a renewable energy technology company developing, manufacturing, and servicing for our 650+ units delivered to USA, Canada and Mexico for Gas & Oil, Telecommunications & Mining Industries.

Contact: Roland Dixon,, 978.808.0825