Beacon Power Receives First Order for Flywheel Energy-Storage Systems

February 13, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that its spin-off division, Beacon Power Corp. (Woburn, MA), received its first production order for 100 flywheel energy-storage systems from TLER Associates in Mexico. The Beacon Power Flywheel Energy-Storage Systems will provide back-up power for telephone systems.

"We're very excited about this, our first production order," said David Eisenhaure, SatCon's president and CEO. "It demonstrates that our flywheel UPS systems are gaining international recognition as the alternative to the lead-acid battery systems currently available. We have been working with telephone and cable television service providers here in the US and have successful field trials currently in progress. The positive results of those trials have enabled us to build and sell production units of our flywheel storage systems to TLER."