Articles by month: January 2014

Advanced Rail Energy Storage: Using trains to store power

By Ares North America on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:58 PM in ARES News

With the large-scale adoption of renewable generation, there is an opening for energy storage technology to smooth intermittent power production and hold the power for when it is most needed. Advanced Rail Energy Storage North America, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., offers a novel approach to large-scale energy storage, using lower-cost power to drive a train uphill and then letting the train roll downhill to produce power when market prices are high.