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    Flywheel Power Generation

    Are flywheel generators capable of producing more power than it takes to keep them spinning?

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    No.... energy cannot be created from nothing.
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    Flywheels are like batteries. They store energy but do not produce it.

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    Here's associated formulas and calculator for flywheel design:

    Flywheel Mass Size Design Equation and Calculator
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