Calnetix adds new model to flywheel storage range

Published on: November 10, 2017 6:58 amBy: ESJ

 

Calnetix Technologies’ VYCON energy storage products division has introduced a higher-capacity flywheel energy storage to its range VDC XXT.

The firm says it can deliver over 450kW and 6,300 kW seconds of energy storage and has a 20 year operational life.

VYCON president Frank DeLattre (pictured) says: “we designed the VDC XXT model to boost power rating by 50% within the same footprint as our other models for a power density of 72kW per square ft.”

The firms says the VDC XXT can be used in a stand-alone solution or to augment a battery-based UPS. Since 98% of utility outages are 10 seconds or less, the flywheel can deliver the needed DC energy to the UPS first during these events, saving the batteries for longer-term outages and thus prolonging battery life.

The firm says its frictionless maintenance-free flywheel levitation solution provides up to 99.6% energy efficiency and eliminates the need for lubrication or periodic replacement of mechanical bearings.

The VDC XXT systems are UL and CE approved and are certified and integrated by major manufacturers of three-phase UPS systems, including Eaton, General Electric, Mitsubishi, Riello, Schneider Electric, Socomec and Vertiv.

 

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