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Old 12-18-2009, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: The Next Rare Earth Crisis

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Originally Posted by Whatfur View Post
Are you not kind of describing what is already being done tapping into hydro and tidal...yet they don't need the pumps?
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Yeah, but this is about storage, not production; and doesn't require a river or an ocean as an energy source. And it doesn't necessarily have to be installed on an industrial scale. A single house, or a neighborhood, could use a system like this to bank whatever transient energy sources might be available to them.

Btw, I've just been moved from 95% work at home to a mostly on site presence. Feugh.
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