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Outlander  ·  1770 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Hoover Dam of the Twenty-First Century?

I'm not sure I understand the energy transfer. Is it wind turbine to (electricity?) and then into a giant compressed air tank for storage that's turned back into electricity when needed across the desert? I'm not saying it isn't viable, I'm just not sure I understand.




sounds_sound  ·  1769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're correct. Wind --> Electricity --> Compressed Air --> Electricity.

Outlander  ·  1769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I had never heard of storing energy as compressed air but that's pretty cool.