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Santa Ana’s Digital Media Center adds new resident

The Rancho Santiago Community College District Business Incubator now houses seven companies.

By Susan BelknappPublished: October 19, 2009 03:05 PM

Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Digital Media Center (DMC) Business Incubator announced Friday it has added a new resident company at its Santa Ana facility. Topgallant Power & Locomotion (TPAL) is a provider of advanced energy storage solutions for buildings and electric vehicles. Its addition brings the total digital media companies housed at the DMC to seven.

Topgallant is the developer of battery storage technology that will permit homeowners, as well as small businesses, to purchase a day’s worth of energy during off-peak hours at a steep discount and store it for use throughout the next day or use it to fast-charge plug-in electric vehicles.

Large commercial energy users have deployed off-peak energy purchase and storage solutions for some time, but this option has not previously been available to the general consumer because battery technology was not practical for the average home or small business owner.

“I have known about incubators for a while,” says Hagerty. “We’ve been in business for 18 months and we’re ready for the next level of financing. The DMC is in a great location; it’s a great facility that fits with what we’re doing and I love that technology education goes hand in glove with business incubation.”

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