SOURCE: Pentadyne Power Corporation

November 28, 2006 13:42 ET

Pentadyne Receives $2M Follow-On Order From Department of Defense Contractor Beaver Aerospace

Part of the World's Largest Flywheel Deployment Program

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2006 -- Pentadyne Power Corporation (, the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology, today announced it has received a follow-on order worth more than $2 million from Beaver Aerospace & Defense for an additional 46 DX-A2-rated (certified for national defense use) Pentadyne VSS+DC systems to be delivered over the course of the next several months.

This third in a series of purchase orders from Beaver Aerospace is part of a procurement contract with Pentadyne to be the exclusive supplier of more than 500 clean energy storage systems that will be deployed in homeland security military defense applications during the next few years.

"I'm proud Pentadyne was selected to be the exclusive supplier of flywheel-based clean energy systems for a vital array of national defense installations," said Pentadyne President & CEO Mark McGough. "The superior performance and reliability of our VSS+DC clean energy storage flywheel systems over competing products was the overriding factor in Pentadyne being designated as the sole supplier in what we believe is the world's largest flywheel energy storage deployment program."

Beaver Aerospace Program Manager Jim Diroff said, "We evaluated numerous energy storage technologies. Our multi-unit trials of Pentadyne systems over the past two years have confirmed their exemplary performance, exceeding the extremely demanding requirements of this application."

The Pentadyne VSS+DC is an advanced DC flywheel power system that stores energy kinetically instead of chemically, delivering stable, reliable, DC voltage for applications where power continuity is critical. Flywheel energy systems can eliminate the need for hazardous, maintenance-laden batteries in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, or they can be deployed as the first line of defense with battery arrays to dramatically improve battery longevity and reliability. The flywheel system provides sufficient ride-through for short duration utility power outages (98% of which last less than 10 seconds) or until a backup generator can come online.

Capable of supplying a 225 kVA load for more than 12 seconds (longer for lower demand), each VSS+DC module can be seamlessly paralleled without any communications gear for higher output, redundancy and/or longer duration power requirements.

Exhibiting at data center trade show today in the UK

Outside of the Americas, Pentadyne's VSS+DC product is marketed by UPS manufacturer Socomec Sicon. Socomec Sicon is exhibiting its DELPHYS UPS and VSS+DC power reliability solution -- recently named Product Innovation of the Year by international industry analysis organization Frost & Sullivan -- at their exhibit booth at the DataCenter Facilities & Engineering Conference trade show that opens today in London, England.

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 under the Liebert ( brand by Emerson Network Power ( and by Socomec Sicon ( in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

About Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc.

Beaver Aerospace & Defense (, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, provides ballscrew and actuator products for a variety of commercial and military aircraft as well as missiles. With eyes trained on the new and innovative, while maintaining a healthy respect for what has been proven, Beaver's engineers work with the latest design tools to create optimum ballscrew and actuator configurations for any application.


For details on Pentadyne becoming an exclusive supplier to Beaver Aerospace, see:

For details on Beaver Aerospace's first order of flywheel systems, see:

For details on the Frost & Sullivan award noted above, see:

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