Storage Methods to Solve the Energy Grid Problems
- Aug 13, 2018 9:24 pm GMT
New storage methods can solve the problems inherent with electricity delivery. With renewable energy sources, the generators only create electricity if conditions allow. For cloudy or still days, storage units deliver stored electricity to homes. Storage units also solve problems of power drops and surges. Energy companies are currently adopting these storage methods to even energy flow and delivery.
This method uses gravity and pumps to store and use electricity from water. This storage requires an elevated area for a reservoir and a much lower spot for a secondary reservoir and the power plant. Water in the upper reservoir drops down and turns the turbines with the flow of water. When energy use has been met, pumps reverse the flow of water to send water back from the lower reservoir to the upper one.
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