Chapter 4

Advanced Rail Energy Storage: Green Energy Storage for Green Energy

Francesca Cava
James Kelly
William Peitzke
Matt Brown
Steve Sullivan    ARES, Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America

Abstract

Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) has developed a breakthrough gravity-based technology that will permit the global electric grid to move effectively, reliably, and cleanly assimilate renewable energy and provide significant stability to the grid. ARES stores energy by raising the elevation of mass against the force of gravity, and recovers the stored energy as the mass is returned to its original location. ARES has combined proven electric railroad technology with modern electronics in an internationally patented system that has very low ...

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