SOURCE: Pentadyne Power Corporation

March 21, 2007 13:19 ET

Pentadyne Flywheel Wins EC&M Magazine's 2007 Product of the Year Award in Power Conditioning Category

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- EC&M magazine ( has named the Pentadyne VSS+DC flywheel system -- manufactured by Pentadyne Power Corporation (, the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology -- as the Power Conditioning Equipment category winner in its 2007 Product of the Year competition.

EC&M magazine is a technical trade magazine written for 140,000 electrical professionals, including more than 84,500 subscribers in electrical contracting firms encompassing all members of the National Electrical Contractors Association, the Independent Electrical Contractors organization and Engineering News Record's top 50 contracting firms. Through a mix of in-depth technical articles, market and construction forecasts, and comprehensive product reviews, EC&M is one of the nation's leading publications addressing the estimated $75 billion electrical market.

Now in its seventh year, the EC&M Product of the Year competition was established to honor excellence in new product development for the electrical industry and recognize inventive products that allow electrical design professionals and others to accomplish their goals more efficiently and effectively. Later this month, readers of EC&M will begin voting online for a single product of the year among the winners of each category.

The Pentadyne flywheel clean energy system is used to supplement or replace lead-acid battery arrays used with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems ranging from 50 kVA to several thousand kVA. Chemical battery plants require extensive, costly and lengthy permitting, testing and monitoring due to corrosive materials, fire dangers, hazardous fluids and explosive gas emissions. These issues are eliminated when a Pentadyne VSS+DC flywheel is used instead of lead-acid batteries.

Batteries are commonly acknowledged as the weakest reliability link in a UPS system, demanding frequent and costly maintenance and replacement. The Pentadyne flywheel system is a more reliable method of energy storage that is far less costly to operate than a 5-minute string of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries.

Speaking, exhibiting at upcoming trade shows

Frank DeLattre, Pentadyne Senior Vice President of Sales & Service, will be presenting tomorrow at 11 a.m. as part of a panel on emergency response systems and planning at the Building Automation trade show ( in Baltimore. At the AFCOM Data Center World Conference ( in Las Vegas March 27 and 28, Emerson Network Power will be displaying the Pentadyne VSS+ DC, which they market as the Liebert FS, in their exhibit booth # 401.

About Pentadyne Power Corporation

An ISO-9001-certified company, Los Angeles-based Pentadyne designs, manufactures and markets clean energy storage systems using a high-strength advanced carbon-fiber flywheel to ensure power quality and continuity for mission-critical operations at industrial, commercial, healthcare and military facilities in North America and abroad. Integrated into UPS systems -- with or without battery-based energy storage -- award-winning Pentadyne flywheel systems provide an economic, long-lasting, low maintenance, lightweight and environmentally responsible back-up power solution without any hazardous chemicals or other safety concerns. The company is backed by leading venture capital groups and power industry leaders including Nth Power, Rustic Canyon Partners, DTE Energy, Energy InnovationsPortfolio, Electricité de France, Ben Rosen (co-founder of Sevin Rosen Funds and Chairman emeritus of Compaq Computer) and others. Pentadyne OEM systems are marketed in the Americas by Emerson Network Power ( under the Liebert ( brand and by Socomec Sicon ( in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Editors: EC&M's list of Product of the Year category winners is at:

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