Pentadyne Corp. (Chatsworth, California, U.S.) has entered into a distribution agreement with EUS GmbH (Dortmund, Germany) to deliver two of its Voltage Support Solution (VSS 120) flywheel power systems to be used in parallel with UPS and microturbine applications. Both projects are being financed by the local German government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Union. EUS and Pentadyne also entered into a value-added reseller agreement for distributing the Pentadyne VSS products in Germany.
In the second quarter of 2004, Pentadyne will install a VSS 120 unit in Germany to demonstrate how the flywheel power system can replace batteries in a UPS unit to improve reliability and costs associated with short battery life spans. In a separate distributed generation (DG) demonstration in Oberhausen, Germany, the VSS 120 will work in tandem with a microturbine to provide voltage stabilization during off-grid operation.
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