Gravity energy storage with suspended weights for abandoned mine shafts
This paper investigates the potential of using gravity energy storage with suspended weights as a new technology for redeveloping abandoned deep mine shafts. The technology has relatively low energy density, but has advantages including a power capacity decoupled from its energy capacity, no cycle-limit and the potential to be combined with compressed air energy storage. It is currently being trialled in the United Kingdom, targeting abandoned coal mines. The paper presents analysis for sizin...Expand abstract
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This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from Elsevier at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.01.226
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