"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - => Storage Solutions => Topic started by: CG on January 14, 2022, 10:36:09 am

Title: PHES - Pumped Hydroelectric Storage
Post by: CG on January 14, 2022, 10:36:09 am
This is the way to go (my humble opinion).

The solar collector powers a pump that pumps water up from a pond to a bucket that falls and drives an alternator.
The wind turbine pumps water up to the bucket to do the same.
The alternator powers the house.
The buckets can be stopped from falling with a brake when no power is needed.
The roof of the house can supply water to the pond to help with evaporation.
The buckets have 100 gallons capacity, each. (800 pounds)
no chemical batteries needed.