SatCon is developing a power controller for Williams/General Motors hybrid-electric engine.CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 1997--SatCon Technology Corp.(R)(Nasdaq:SATC SATC Sex and the City (HBO series)
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The company was founded by Dr. Sam B. for use in a hybrid-electric turbine engine prototype unveiled by General Motors last week at the Detroit International Auto Show An auto show, or motor show, is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. It is commonly attended by automobile manufacturers. Most auto shows occur once or twice a year. .
The controller starts the turbine engine and controls the power transfer from the turbine to the battery. With this device SatCon demonstrated a 98% generating efficiency in laboratory testing last May. The controller's small size and high efficiency was accomplished through SatCon's advanced power electronics packaging.
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3. the January 13th issue of Automotive News, GM intends to build a working prototype of the car this year with saleable versions between 2000 and 2005, and Williams International will provide the turbine engine.
"After more than a year, we're excited to be able to announce such a significant relationship," said David Eisenhaure, president and chief executive officer. "We continue to believe in the market potential of hybrid-electric vehicles for the future and are pleased to be working with Williams International on their General Motors hybrid program."
SatCon Technology Corp.(R) designs, develops, and manufactures "Active Motion Control"(TM) systems including advanced electric motors, high density power electronics, suspension systems, propulsion systems, satellite control systems and flywheel energy storage Flywheel Energy Storage (FES) works by accelerating a rotor (flywheel) to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as rotational energy. The energy is converted back by slowing down the flywheel. systems for a variety of commercial and government customers.
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