DailyDirt: Storing Up Energy For A Rainy Day...
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- Google is saving on its power bills for a datacenter in Taiwan by storing up thermal energy in ice. Using a giant ice maker retro-fitted to the datacenter's AC systems, Google can store up energy at night and cool its operations during the day when electricity is more expensive. [url]
- Beacon Power built a 20-megawatt energy storage system based on flywheels in 2011. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt that same year, but the firm's assets have been acquired by private equity firm Rockland Capital. [url]
- MIT professor, Donald Sadoway, has invented a huge battery for electrical power grids that can handle the huge loads -- and is designed to be "dirt" cheap. Sadoway quips, "We choose to work on gridlevel storage not because it is easy but because it is hard." [url]
- To discover more stuff on alternative energy, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]