Above ground compressed air storage
One novel technology being pursued is compressed air storage in tanks. SustainX, a company spun out of Dartmouth College, received a DOE grant to test out compressed air storage for utility-scale storage, which it is now doing with energy developer AES. The ultimate goal is to use compressed air storage to displace "peaker plants," which are natural gas plants that go online to meet electricity demand during peak times.
September 17, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: SustainX
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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