[LINK] Storing sun's energy
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Nov 8 08:32:27 AEDT 2018
On 7/11/18 3:18 pm, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> ... Liquid ... That Can Store The Sun's Energy For Up to 18 Years ...
We already have a liquid which stores energy for years: water.
When the sun is shining, or the wind is blowing, water can be pumped
from a low to high reservoir. When energy is needed, the water runs back
down to turn a turbine. ANU researchers found thousands of sites
suitable for pumped hydro, and won the Eureka Prize for this work.
The Murray–Darling Basin Authority are trying an even simpler scheme:
release water for irrigation at the time of day when energy is needed.
But they need to test this intermittent flow doesn't adversely effect
water users, or the river:
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