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Flywheel Energy Storage

A flywheel could be better suited to store renewable energy than battery technology

from the Guardian

New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector

Flywheel plant being built in Ireland with potentially unlimited storage capability could solve the problem of clean energy supply shortfalls when there is insufficient sun or wind

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from the Guardian

New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector

4.8.15 - New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector - Flywheel's "Irish project’s co-designers...said that it would be able to match variable renewable energy supplies to consumer demand, whenever it arose."

from the Guardian

From liquid air to supercapacitors, energy storage is finally poised for a breakthrough

Tesla’s Powerwall captured attention at its launch, but the lithium-ion batteries it’s based on are just one of a host of energy storage technologies taking root in the UK.

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"This would be an energy-storage landscape—in effect, a giant, island-sized, semi-subterranean field of batteries—where excess electrical power generated by the gargantuan offshore field of wind turbines called the London Array would be held in reserve..."