Electric Power Storage Power Plant

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This means of energy storage captures excess electric power from renewable sources, or from the grid, with an electric motor / generator and stores that energy with a mechanically connected energy storage spring. When the stored electric power is required, energy is released from the energy storage spring and transferred back to the same mechanically connected electric motor / generator that connects back to the grid or to another consumer.

Advantages over Pumped Hydro Power

  • Energy storage springs are deployable everywhere.
  • They don't require water.
  • Energy storage springs also scale more easily to meet demand.

Advantages over Batteries

  • Springs / coils, fabricated from spring steel, are affordable and completely recyclable.
  • Spent batteries must be disposed of properly and new batteries require additional resources.
  • Energy storage springs never leak their contents.

Advantages over Rotation

  • Energy storage springs don't require energy to levitate / maintain its means of energy storage.
  • Reduces, or eliminates entirely, the need for rotational storage at power plants.
  • Traditional power plants can store excess power, rather than shutting down.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    William Fielder
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Business Owner/Manager
  • William is inspired by:
    Climate change and advances in technology.
  • Software used for this entry:
    Autodesk Inventor 2013
  • Patent status:
    patented