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Community => Bar Sport => Topic started by: sbright33 on Jan 18, 2013, 04:00 pm

Title: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: sbright33 on Jan 18, 2013, 04:00 pm
This is scalable and efficient without Government Subsidies. In contrast to Photovoltaic solar and wind power. Why haven't we heard of this in the news???

http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_sadoway_the_missing_link_to_renewable_energy.html
Title: Re: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: wizdum on Jan 18, 2013, 07:30 pm

This is scalable and efficient without Government Subsidies. In contrast to Photovoltaic solar and wind power. Why haven't we heard of this in the news???

http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_sadoway_the_missing_link_to_renewable_energy.html



Why haven't we heard of this in the news??? Because this is scalable and efficient without Government Subsidies.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: sbright33 on Jan 19, 2013, 02:23 am
Thanks for clearing that up!  It was a rhetorical question...
Title: Re: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: focalist on Jan 19, 2013, 04:04 pm
One of the more interesting methods I have seen is power turbines that run on compressed air, with the solar or wind pumping in air increasing the pressure, storing the energy in the potential of the expansion of the compressed air.

Another is use of a MONSTROUS flywheel, storing the energy as kinetic rotation.  Same idea, energy in spins it, power takeoff siphons energy off to turn generator.

I think it will all come down to efficiency and more importantly cost.

Great stuff to ponder, a better world might be the result of few more good minds left to wander around such dilemmas..
Title: Re: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: EVP on Jan 19, 2013, 05:06 pm
I have see this before it's been in the science pages of news papers/magazines. Might have seen it in new scientist.
Title: Re: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: robtillaart on Jan 19, 2013, 07:18 pm
Good speech!
How many patents are in it or is it open source ;)
Title: Re: Scalable Efficient power storage
Post by: GoForSmoke on Jan 20, 2013, 09:24 pm
Pumping water up into water towers has been scalable for how long? And doesn't need to get hot enough to melt salt just to start working.

I hope this works too. The opposition will be fierce though.