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Old 11-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Mass storage batteries for solar or wind energy

What type is most promising? The economics and technology of the utility battery quest

Study: Battery Energy Storage Works For Solar But Not Wind

http://theenergycollective.com/silvi...solar-not-wind

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Default Battery economics

Some interesting stuff on battery economics

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Pumped hydro storage battery

The Inside Story Of The World’s Biggest ‘Battery’ And The Future Of Renewable Energy

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/...of-renewable-energy/
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Off grid solar power systems require batteries to store electricity for when the sun isn't shining. In this video, Chuck Piper of Sundog Solar Store in Searsport, Maine explains a couple of options in battery selection.

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Pumped hydro storage battery

The Inside Story Of The World’s Biggest ‘Battery’ And The Future Of Renewable Energy

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/...of-renewable-energy/
We do the same thing here in CA with several of our larger reservoirs..,

Pump for part of the day, and drain/generate the other parts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Luis_Reservoir

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The San Luis Reservoir..,

Water is pumped uphill into the reservoir from the O'Neill Forebay which is fed by the California Aqueduct and is released back into the forebay to continue downstream along the aqueduct as needed for farm irrigation and other uses.

The surface of the reservoir lies at an elevation of approximately 544 ft (166 m), with the O'Neill Forebay below the dam at 225 ft (69 m) above sea level. This elevation difference allows for a hydroelectric plant to be constructed - the Gianelli Hydroelectric Plant. Power from this plant is sent to a Path 15 substation, Los Banos via a short power line.
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We are still battling to control worn out tyre dumps. Are we going to see worn out battery dumps in the near future?
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