Beacon Power Receives Smart Power M5 Certification

December 14, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Beacon Power Corp. (Wilmington, MA), a development-stage manufacturer of flywheel energy-storage systems that provide uninterruptible electric power, announced that the Smart Power M5 system has been approved for listing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in both the US and Canada. The Smart Power M5 is designed for use in grid-connected solar power applications, and converts to an independent battery backup mode when the grid fails, continuing to provide power to critical loads.

"Gaining UL approval for the Smart Power M5 is a significant accomplishment, and one we believe the industry has been waiting for," said Beacon Power President and CEO Bill Capp. "The notice we received yesterday authorizes us to ship units with the UL label. The entire Beacon team deserves credit for successfully bringing this product through UL approval in a professional and timely manner."