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Giant gravel batteries could make renewables more reliable

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Giant gravel batteries could make renewables more reliable Reply with quote

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The Guardian - 26/04/10

Wind and solar power are often criticised for being too intermittent, but Cambridge researchers could change that.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Isentropic was selected recently by the government-sponsored Technology Strategy Board for a trade mission to meet Silicon Valley investors, one of around 20 of the Britain's most promising clean technology startup companies.


Why do they have to go abroad for money? Are our *ankers too thick to see an opportunity or are they only interested in the useless bits of paper which got us all into trouble last year? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd how the comments following the story contain much more intelligent debate than those which might not be in favour of technical solutions to energy use and related problems. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has done the rounds before !
http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11521&highlight=gravel+battery

And I dont consider it to be any more sensible now than it was last time.
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