Where can I get more information about Fly Wheel Technology. This would be great as an alternate for emergency back-up generation systems.
Posted - 7 December 1998 22:55
Hey Chris.. Please let me know what exactly this is.. sounds interesting to me, and I always want to know more about alternative energy stuff. Dick
Posted - 11 January 1999 13:50
Chris, Mr. Brown, There is a couple of flywheel manufacturers that I have communicated with over the past few months. Sat-Con is developing a 1kW composite flywheel for the telecommunications industry. Their flywheel is designed to be a 1 for 1 swap with a battery pack. Most building codes will require these flywheels to be buried to contain a catastophic failure. Locally a company called PowerCon and I are supposed to meet today to discuss a possible use for solar-powered communities that can be prefab and shipped anywere in the world. I hate chemical batteries. Call Don Sweeney at PowerCon at 972)271-9597 Jack Bitterly, of flying Pteryldactyl and NASA fame, developed a flywheel for GM to use in a car that had electric motors as part of the wheels (4 WD). I haven't heard anything from US Flywheel since the Discover Magazine article.
Posted - 12 January 1999 22:31
Look up Pillar, Inc They ave a UPS or Uninteruptable Power Supply called the TRIBLOCK. It is a self-contained flyweel system capable of up to 1000 kVA, 800 kW, and 1203 A @ 480V 1-800-597-6937 E-mail pillar firstname.lastname@example.org or Powercom@msn.com