CleanTech Investment: Flywheel Energy Storage

February 22, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton

Enbridge Inc. is emerging as major corporate venturing partners in the Canadian cleantech scene. It has already acquired more than $3 billion in renewable energy assets.[read more]

Beacon Power Files For Bankruptcy; Boulder Contemplates Municipalization Its Power Assets & Other Energy Stories of Note

November 3, 2011 by Michael Giberson

Brief notes about energy stories in the news. Flywheel energy storage company Beacon Power has filed for bankruptcy. News stories have highlighted the point that Beacon was a recipient of federal energy technology loan guarantees, which will give an additional boost to Solyndra critics, but I predict the apparent lack of high-level...[read more]

Xcel Energy in Luverne

March 3, 2008 by Jonathan Smith

Kyle Weatherholtz noted an obvious problem; renewable energy sources, like the wind and the sun, are intermittent, and asked rhetorically, “But, what if there was a way to store energy when there is a surplus and kick it back out when there is a lag in production or increased demand?” Not only do stationary flywheel systems have to...[read more]