SOURCE: Pentadyne Power Corporation

September 12, 2006 11:00 ET

Pentadyne VSS+DC Clean Energy Storage System Earns CE Mark

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Pentadyne Power Corporation (, the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology, announced today that its new second-generation VSS+DC flywheel-based clean energy storage systems have earned CE marking.

CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.

Pentadyne's VSS+DC flywheel clean energy storage systems meet all the applicable requirements of the:

--  "Low Voltage Directive" 73/23/EEC and its amendments by the directive
--  "Machinery Directive" 98/037/EEC and its amendments by the directive
--  IEC/EN 60439-1:1999 "Low-voltage switchgear and control gear
    assemblies Part 1: Type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies";
--  IEC/EN 60204-1:1997 "Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of
    machines Part 1: General requirements";
--  EN 1127-1:1997 "Explosive atmospheres: Explosion prevention and
    protection Part 1: Basic concepts and methodology";
--  Machinery Directive Annex 1 "Essential Health and Safety Requirements
    Relating to the Design and Construction of Machinery and Safety
--  "Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive" 89/336/EEC and its
    amendments by the directives 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC.
"CE product marking is critical in the foreign marketplaces served by our OEM partner Socomec Sicon (," said Pentadyne President & CEO Mark McGough. "It ensures unimpeded sales and shipments of our product within the European Free Trade Association and the European Union, a total of more than two dozen nations."

Flywheel systems supplement or replace hazardous lead-acid battery arrays used with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Chemical battery banks require extensive, costly and lengthy permitting processes due to their corrosive materials, fire hazards, toxic fluids and explosive gas emissions.

Pentadyne's flywheel power system improves UPS reliability by completely replacing or greatly extending the life of lead-acid batteries commonly used in most UPS configurations. In comparison to batteries, the VSS+DC improves UPS reliability while eliminating costly ventilation and cooling requirements as well as greatly reducing lifecycle cost and virtually eliminating maintenance needs. With a much smaller footprint than an equivalently sized battery system, the VSS+DC saves valuable floor space in the data center leading to higher computing density.

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 -- 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 by Liebert/Emerson Network Power ( in the Americas and by Socomec Sicon ( in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Details on the Pentadyne VSS+DC product are at:

Details on the Socomec VSS+DC product are at:

Announcement of the Pentadyne/Socomec partnership is at:

Contact Information

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    Keith Field
    Director of Marketing
    Pentadyne Power Corporation
    (818) 350-0370 x210
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