Author Topic: I think I smell something.  (Read 15071 times)

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Offline Marco

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Re: I think I smell something.
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2016, 10:35:49 pm »
In my opinion the future of day range electricity storage is low efficiency but very low cost. If high efficiency comes at the expense of the need for rare geography like this it will only ever be a niche solution, it might be able to make money but it won't matter in the big scheme of things.

Where high efficiency requires high costs however (batteries and adiabatic or near isothermal pumped air storage for instance) I think the low efficiency technologies will end up eating their lunch, as another post reminded us electricity from renewable sources can have negative costs after all ... chasing efficiency so hard is silly.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2016, 10:39:39 pm by Marco »
 


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