Beacon Power, which received a $43 million DOE loan guarantee from the same program that Solyndra did, is bankrupt after running out of money.
Volvo is testing out a new kinetic energy recovery system that has the potential to give cars 20 percent better fuel economy.
Beacon Power says that its 20-megawatt energy storage system will be completed later this month, marking the largest flywheel installation in the world.
Active Power has created an updated version of its system designed to provide seamless energy backup and tailored it for the IT crowd.
Beacon Power secures $43 million loan to finance a 20-megawatt energy storage project that uses spinning metal disks to store electricity and send it onto the grid.
Flywheel maker Beacon Power said it plans to begin construction later this month of an energy storage facility in upstate New York to stabilize grid frequency.
Beacon Power forecasts that it will provide one megawatt of storage to the electricity grid using its flywheels by the end of the year.
Scraped knees and tear-inducing falls could be a thing of the past if families adopt a gyroscope-equipped bike that keeps kids upright as they learn to ride.
Flywheel grid storage company Beacon Power has been acquired for $30.5 million in a transaction that will return about 70 percent of a government loan.
Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.