Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wind Energy On Demand? A Closer Look at Compressed Air Energy Storage

David Marcus, of General Compression, discusses the benefits of compressed air energy storage systems (CAES) over at Renewable Energy The technology is designed to store wind energy by using electricity generated during periods of high wind speeds and low electricity demand to pressurize air in storage tanks. When electricity demand increases the compressed air can be used to generate power even if the wind isn't blowing. General Compression hopes to market a "wind energy on demand" system and believes the CAES technology will deliver economic value and make renewable wind power more cost-effective and grid-friendly.

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