Pumped hydro energy storage

Pumped hydro energy storage

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a system that stores energy in the form of gravitational potential energy of water, which has been pumped from a lower elevation reservoir to a higher elevation.

Pros

Can provide carbon free 24/7/365 energy generation when paired with PV or Wind.

Cons

Can be challenging to build because of permitting or environmental impacts/conditions.

Real Talk

Pumped hydro is a viable energy storage option in use today.

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