Flywheel Energy Storage Scores $5M PA Construction Grant

The flywheel energy storage specialists at Beacon Power have plenty of reasons to be happy this week – five million reasons, to be precise.  The Massachusetts-based power company was selected to receive a $5 million construction grant by the Pennsylvania governor’s office to build a 20 megawatt energy storage system in in Hazle Township, PA.

We’re big fans of flywheel energy storage here at Gas 2.0 – having covered similar systems (in principle) being used by Porsche, Volvo, and others – so we invite you to get the full scoop on the Beacon Power project by reading the original Cleantechnica article, below, and let us know how you feel about flywheel storage helping to clean up local energy grids in the (hopefully very near) future.



Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.