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An invention developed in palm springs -- is gaining nationwide attention.
All thanks to a local organization helping out coachella valley entrepreneurs.
News channel three's zak dahlheimer is in our newsroom with more on the device -- promoting sustainable energy.
Zak -- karen, the palm springs ihub is managed through the coachella valley economic partnership.
The organizations have helped local startup businesses get their products off the ground.
And bill schlanger is one of about a hundred innovators that call the area home.
Bill schlanger/ceo, ev enterprises "the excitin part of this is helping people out."
That's the goal for e-v enterprises c-e-o bill schlanger.
A palm springs entrepreneur with nearly a dozen patents -- that's been based out of the palm springs ihub for about four years.
But he says a new product he helped develop -- is sweeping attention across the country.
With the help of san diego area- based company my-tee -- schlanger says he and others designed a new floor polisher.
Equipped with a battery source sparking new ways of renewable energy.
Schlanger it's a fairly simple concept.
It's a battery, and then we have a little computer in there that keeps track of how much energy is in the battery.
And that enables the user to plan their cleaning.
Zak standup schlanger says his invention is made with lithium- ion batteries, and can clip right to the back of this mytee floor polisher to run for about an hour.
Which he says pulls the plug on traditional power methods, like cords into an outlet.
Joe wallace/ceo, cvep and managing director of palm springs ihub charge-rate controllers, energy- management devices, and the use of lithium-ion batteries, and any other batteries invented in the future.
Those technologies are translatable into other things.
The same batteries that are on that device, and that are on this unicorn, can be used store energy to power your house when the sun goes down.
Schlanger these technologies really can enable a lot of products that we couldn't do just a few years ago.
Schlanger says the floor polisher was recently featured at a show in chicago.
He says his company is also working on using his battery source on devices like scooters used at local grocery stores.
To learn more about the palm springs i-hub, you can visit our website kesq-dot-com.
Live in the newsroom -- zak dahlheimer, news channel three.