Smart Grid: Energy storage: Why are we ignoring thermal?

See on Scoop.itGreen Energy Technologies & Development

Smart Grid – We call storage the game-changer and we bemoan the high cost of batteries, pumped hydro and other techniques. A story on a new electric “storage heater” introduced in the UK

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

Thermal energy storage generally requires considerable mass (volume of water) to store needed energy.  Phase change materials may hold some promise in energy storage.

See on www.smartgridnews.com

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