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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Oct '19 20:57
    We all know that electricity is typically stored as potential energy
    by pumping water to a higher level but this Australian project
    takes that to a completely different level. In more ways than one.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-49202175

    Maybe someone should tell Trump? (Who famously said the lights
    go out when the wind stops blowing if you rely on wind turbines)
  2. Subscribermister moggy
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    29 Oct '19 21:48
    go suck on a battery.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    18 Dec '19 21:201 edit
    @mister-moggy
    Boy you really know how to come back with a stinging rebuke.
    Is that all you got? I thought you were a frigging chess master.
    Surely you can do better than THAT.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    18 Dec '19 21:22
    @wolfgang59
    Well, he also looked at a sat image of SK, NK and china, SK all lit up at night, China all lit up at night, NK totally black.
    He asks 'what ocean is that'?
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    @wolfgang59

    Hm. Sounds like Pykrete. Or communism. Good in theory, doesn't work in practice.
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    29 Dec '19 01:16
    @Shallow-Blue
    You sure you are in the right thread? This is about storing electricity presumably made by wind or solar.
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    24 Jan '20 18:00
    @sonhouse

    that's why people don't buy Teslas..it's because the batteries don't last very long..
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    28 Jan '20 11:45
    @wolfgang59 said
    We all know that electricity is typically stored as potential energy
    by pumping water to a higher level but this Australian project
    takes that to a completely different level. In more ways than one.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-49202175

    Maybe someone should tell Trump? (Who famously said the lights
    go out when the wind stops blowing if you rely on wind turbines)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten-salt_battery
  9. Subscribersonhouse
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    28 Jan '20 21:05
    @ogb
    They are much stronger pound for pound than the lead acid batteries in cars now. And more reliable, if a lead acid battery sits for a few months without a trickle charge dendrites form that ruins the battery.
    They solved that problem with lithium ion batteries and newer even more powerful pound for pound batteries are in the works.
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