In research there is evolution, revolution and — sometimes — what I call “retro revolution,” which happens when old methods have new applications.
A project to use the combination of a train, a steep grade and gravity as an innovative form of energy storage is moving forward.
A California company called Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) has come up with what seems like a particularly ingenious solution that relies upon simple gravity and a venerable old-school technology: the railway train.
Energy storage could be a big player in our energy future, and these technologies could be key to its adoption.
Startup will build a better grid by pushing heavy railcars up a hill.
THE ARES IS pretty simple, as cutting-edge energy storage technology goes. A lot of rocks. A few railcars...
A California startup is targeting ancillary services as the use for the grid-scale rail storage project
A “new” technology tackles grid-scale energy storage by mechanical means rather than electrochemistry.
“Creative solutions like ARES Nevada provide a more reliable and modern electric grid and help create an even cleaner energy future for our citizens” said Angie Dykema, Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy.
Advanced Rail Energy Storage, LLC (“ARES”) announced that its proposed commercial-scale gravity-based rail energy storage project (“ARES Nevada”) has been granted a right-of-way lease by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”).