SatCon Receives Order for StarSine System

November 18, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that SatCon Power Systems Canada has received an order for its StarSine power conditioning system (PCS) from SAFT (France).

SAFT will supply an advanced lithium-ion battery as the energy-storage device, and the distributed power generation device will be a 60kW microturbine. SatCon's StarSine PCS will provide the power conversion for the battery along with the controls to supply UPS power quality. The system is being supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and is expected to be installed in April 2002.

"The StarSine PCS has been specifically designed to provide UPS quality power through the combination of advanced energy-storage devices, including innovative batteries and flywheels, with advanced distributed power generation, including fuel cells and microturbines," said David Eisenhaure, SatCon's president and CEO. "The SarSine PCS is the heart of the UPS system and enables new energy applications to be applied to high-value critical power applications. This product is part of our family of products that includes both static and rotary UPS systems to provide high-quality, high-reliability power."