17 Aug '11, 3pm

Beacon Power: a New Spin on Energy Storage: Energy storage is widely referred to as the holy grail and linch p...

Beacon Power: a New Spin on Energy Storage: Energy storage is widely referred to as the holy grail and linch p...

Energy storage is widely referred to as the holy grail and linch pin of our renewable energy future. That's debatable. There are certain countries and grids that have managed to incorporate high penetration of renewables without the benefit of storage. And for now, almost all energy storage technology has questionable economics , unproven reliability, and exists in a fuzzily defined regulatory framework. Here's Vinod Khosla giving his compelling viewpoint on energy storage . Still, a few energy storage firms have managed to show signs of viability with a rational business plan. Beacon Power is one of them. Despite its money-losing ways, small market capitalization, and battered stock price. Beacon (Nasdaq: BCON), a public firm since 2000, develops flywheel energy storage using a rapidly spinning cylindrical rotor which serves as a kinetic battery. The CTO of the firm compa...

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