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RE: San Francisco Power Outage

  • From: Randy Epstein
  • Date: Wed Jul 25 03:48:53 2007

>It appears that 365 is using the Hytec Continuous Power System [], which is a motor, generator, flywheel, clutch, and Diesel engine all on the same shaft. They don't use batteries.
>If the flywheels spent their energy before the generators came online, they don't have the ability to start the generators up without utility power (unless they purchased the Dark Start option, which is simply extra batteries).


They claim in the video tour that they do not have any battery systems on the site.  They rely solely on the flywheels.