VYCON to Display Clean Energy Storage Systems at ASHE Summit

March 11, 2010

Flywheel Systems Provide Hospital Data Centers with Clean, Green Backup Power

LOS ANGELES – VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com), a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, announced its participation in PDC 2010, an international summit and exhibition on health facility planning, design and construction. Being held on March 14-17 in San Diego, Calif., the annual event is sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

During the summit, in exhibit booth number 1127, VYCON will show attendees how its clean energy backup power systems protect mission-critical data during power outages. Deployed by hospitals around the globe, VYCON’s flywheel systems are the perfect complement to uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) replacing space and maintenance intensive batteries. Facility managers will especially appreciate that over a 20-year lifespan, cost savings from VYCON’s flywheel versus a five-minute valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA ) battery bank range between $100,000 to $200,000 per flywheel deployed.

“More than ever before, healthcare data center and facility managers are concerned with energy efficiency, sustainability and reliability,” explained Frank DeLattre president of VYCON. “Our innovative clean energy storage systems provide healthcare facilities with a green and highly energy efficient solution that not only protects vital data, but also helps facilities decrease energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moreover, VYCON’s VDC and VDC-XE flywheel systems eliminate the need for costly cooling and maintenance and take up a fraction of the space compared to banks of backup batteries.”

According to the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), power disturbances cost U.S. industry as much as $188 billion annually in lost data, material and productivity. In order to minimize these losses, annual spending on backup power systems exceeds $5 billion worldwide, according to industry analysts at the Darnell Group.

Recently named one of the 2010 Hot Companies by Network Products Guide, VYCON is leading the market in providing unsurpassed power protection to critical operations around the world.


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: www.vyconenergy.com.


PJ Jennings
Jennings and Associates Communications, Inc
(760) 471-7376