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flywheels

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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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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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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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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

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Beacon Power to sell assets for DOE loan

Energy storage company Beacon Power, which received an Energy Department loan guarantee and went bankrupt, says it will sell its plant in an effort to repay $39.1 million owed on loan.

By November 20, 2011

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DOE-backed Beacon Power finds buyer post-bankruptcy

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.

By February 6, 2012