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flywheels

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Flywheel lets people flag down a cab and still pay via the app

The taxi-hailing app touts old-school cab hailing with new-school cashless payment.

By April 30, 2015

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Does Flywheel exec shakeup spell trouble? CEO says no

With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.

By November 21, 2014

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Flywheel storage maker Beacon Power declares bankruptcy

Beacon Power, which received a $43 million DOE loan guarantee from the same program that Solyndra did, is bankrupt after running out of money.

By October 31, 2011

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Volvo tests flywheel tech to increase fuel economy

Volvo is testing out a new kinetic energy recovery system that has the potential to give cars 20 percent better fuel economy.

By June 2, 2011

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200 flywheels of storage to keep grid power steady

Beacon Power says that its 20-megawatt energy storage system will be completed later this month, marking the largest flywheel installation in the world.

By June 1, 2011

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A flywheel generator for data centers?

Active Power has created an updated version of its system designed to provide seamless energy backup and tailored it for the IT crowd.

By December 23, 2010

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Flywheel power grid storage project gets DOE loan

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.

By August 9, 2010

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Flywheels to buffer 20 megawatts on 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.

By November 11, 2009

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One megawatt of grid storage, 10 big flywheels

Beacon Power forecasts that it will provide one megawatt of storage to the electricity grid using its flywheels by the end of the year.

By June 17, 2008

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Utility energy storage no longer just giant batteries

The latest smart-grid programs give alternative storage technologies--including compressed air, flow batteries, and flywheels--a shot at proving themselves at utility scale.

By November 25, 2009