Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Mar. 20, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Ideal Power Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001507957    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Trading Symbol IPWR    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (Shares)   13,996,782  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 35,944,832