Canadian pilot project could revolutionize compressed air energy storage

January 4, 2016 by  
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An innovative new system being piloted by a startup in Canada could significantly cut the cost of compressed air energy storage by using simple, off-the-shelf technologies. Greentech Media reports that Toronto-based startup Hydrostor currently has a two-year pilot project underway that involves a set of pipes running about two miles out into Lake Ontario that pumps air into underwater balloons, where it’s stored before later being released and expanded to produce energy. The project aims to help the city’s hydro utility extend the life of its distribution equipment by providing electricity for peak periods – and reduce the utility’s reliance on fossil fuel energy sources. Read the rest of Canadian pilot project could revolutionize compressed air energy storage

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