1. Alaskan Energy Storage Project Will Use Flywheels Too

    Alaskan Energy Storage Project Will Use Flywheels Too

    A Beacon Power project in Anchorage, Alaska, will use the company’s flywheel technology combined with electrochemical battery storage to construct a 320 kW system. The project is a pilot to see if it will work in conjunction with renewable forms of energy to counterbalance their periods of intermittency. If it is successful, similar systems could be built and used to support remote utilities along the Alaska Railbelt from the Kenai Peninsula to Fairbanks. Beacon is working with the Chugach Electric Association, a major local utility.

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