31 Oct '11, 11pm

Beacon Power’s Bankruptcy Autopsy: The news coverage of energy storage company Beacon Power’s bankruptcy has f...

Beacon Power’s Bankruptcy Autopsy: The news coverage of energy storage company Beacon Power’s bankruptcy has f...

The news coverage of energy storage company Beacon Power’s bankruptcy has focused on the $43 million loan it got from the same Department of Energy program that backed the bankrupt Solyndra . But at least Beacon left a beating heart in the form of a flywheel farm humming with megawatts of energy feeding into the grid today — and making money from it. That farm in Stephentown, N.Y. is filled with 200 flywheels half buried in the soil and hooked up to the New York ISO’s power grid. The farm can absorb and deliver up to 20 megawatts of grid power, available at the flip of a switch — much faster than a natural gas-fired turbine can ramp up its output, though many are trying . It’s one of the largest single sources of next-generation energy storage hooked up to the U.S. grid today, though AES Storage’s 32-megawatt battery system for a 98-megawatt wind farm in West Virginia rece...

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