VYCON to install $3.6m flywheel on metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded VYCON a contract worth $3.6 million to install a Wayside Energy Storage Substation (WESS) at the Los Angeles Metro Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park station. The WESS will use VYCON’s REGEN clean-energy flywheel systems to capture and store part of the energy normally lost by the trains through braking.

The energy will then be available to trains in acceleration in a clean, instantaneous form, says the company.

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