January 27, 2010 09:00 ET

VYCON Named One of 10 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2010

Smart Grid™News.Com Highlights "Green" Energy Storage Solution

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - VYCON (, the designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced a distinctive honor in the green technology sector. has chosen VYCON as one of only 10 organizations nationwide as a Smart Grid Company to Watch in 2010.

Smart Grid News, an influential online publication, features exclusive content from some of the world's leading Smart Grid experts, especially Managing Director Jesse Berst.

In a recent online commentary, Berst said, "VYCON designs and manufactures technologically advanced flywheel energy storage systems that enable a high reliable, cost-effective and "green" energy storage solution for a variety of applications and customers. Interestingly, the Yorba Linda, Calif.-based company delivers energy storage systems into applications where the need for energy storage has not been adequately met by existing technologies... including other flywheels. As a result, VYCON is uniquely well positioned to re-examine, rethink and redefine how the world uses power."

Berst and his team reviewed numerous submissions and vetted 25 semi-finalists. Online readers were then asked to vote on the top 10 companies.

"VYCON is deeply honored to be part of this elite list of companies," said Frank DeLattre, president of VYCON. "We look forward to exceeding's expectations in 2010 and beyond."

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VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacturing of technologically advanced flywheel energy storage systems that enable a highly reliable, cost-effective and "green" energy storage solution for a variety of applications. The company's REGEN flywheel systems, used in regenerative power applications such as container cargo handling crane applications and light electric rail, reduce power and energy costs to port and rail operators as well as provide a reduction in green house gasses.

Key to VYCON's flywheel superiority and dependability is its ability to discharge and recharge very quickly when called upon during power outages. VYCON's fleet of VDC, VDC-XE and REGEN systems have logged a record million-plus discharge and recharge cycles -- in very demanding applications that oftentimes call on the VYCON systems to discharge and recharge every two minutes. For more information on VYCON's innovative green power solutions, contact VYCON at 714-386-3800 or visit VYCON's web site at:

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