Flywheel energy storage… very cool stuff

I have to admit I missed this technology.  I came across a post about some new start-ups funded by the IAF and noticed one company in the mix that was focused on flywheel energy storage.

I dug around a bit and was very surprised to see how advanced flywheel storage was.

I was also very surprised to find out that flywheel storage is so much more cost effective then traditional battery technologies – 1/2 the cost of traditional UPS systems apparently.

Flywheels seem to have tremendous potential as evidenced by a 20MW flywheel power plant which was opened in 2011.

Very cool stuff!

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