ENERGY STORAGE

Energy storage technologies can capture and store energy, in various forms, for future use.

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Examples of Energy Storage May Include:

Batteries

Batteries are energy storage devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy through oxidation.

Mechanical Storage

These technologies capture electrical energy with kinetic or gravitational forces until the electricity is needed.

 

 

Thermal Storage

Electric energy is transformed and stored usually as heat. For example, some air conditioning systems produce ice at night which is used to cool buildings the next day as it melts.

 

 

Pumped Hydroelectric Storage

Water pumped uphill to a reservoir which can be released through a dam to generate electricity.

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