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Refurbishing Baseload Power Stations To Backup Renewables

September 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey

A number of stories have popped up in the news recently about turning traditional hydroelectric stations, which generate power by using water captured from a flowing river, into pumped storage facilities, which cycle the water using more energy to do so than they produce


Germany to Store Wind Power in Mountains

June 20th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

In an interesting marriage of clean and dirty tech, Deutsche Welle is reporting that the state government of Lower Saxony in Germany is looking into repurposing old abandoned coal mines inside the Harz mountains as pumped storage for wind power


Thought Solar Was Hard to Permit? Try Pumped Storage!

April 18th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

When you consider the environmental benefits of solar power for providing electricity, it has always seemed unfair that it takes so much bureaucracy to overcome to get it built, even in the nation's leader, California. Whereas a natural gas power plant sails through the permitting process with ease, solar can take years and be tripped up by technicalities that don't slow the permitting of polluting power plants



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