Pentadyne to Provide VSS Flywheel System for NASA

November 05, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Pentadyne Power Corp. (Chatsworth, CA), a developer of flywheel power systems for power quality, distributed power and power recycling applications, announced that its Voltage Support Solution™ (VSS) flywheel power system has been selected by Call Henry Inc. to provide voltage support and backup power for the flywheel technology research lab at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

The VSS system will be integrated with a 50kVA (100A, three-phase, 120/208 output) uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to serve the research lab requirements. The effort, sponsored by the NASA Environmental Management Office, will evaluate the capability of flywheel-based UPS systems to provide a cleaner, safer, long-life, lower-cost alternative to the lead-acid batteries currently in use at NASA.

"We are very pleased to be selected by NASA and are looking forward to providing our solution to meet the Glenn Research Center’s power quality and reliability needs," said Paul Craig, CEO of Pentadyne.