Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day

A California startup is repurposing trains and rail cars to help renewable energy utilities compete with fossil fuels.

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2 thoughts on “Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day

  1. I don’t know, although they say the whole package is much less costly than other storage methods.

    I expect that the track & carriage costs to be comparable to other railroad ventures, land to be less costly, and maintenance to be somewhat higher. Compared to pumped water storage, a main difference is that they need additional track/sidings at the top vs a huge reservoir, which I expect is cheaper.

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