Reinventing storage

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Seven innovative ways to retain excess electricity — from mature to experimental technologies.

Infographic illustrating seven innovative ways to retain excess electricity: pumped hydro, batteries, compressed air, thermal, flywheel, hydrogen, and advanced electromagnetic

Journalist: Daniel Saraga
Graphics: Benjamin Schulte

Sources: Pathways for Energy Storage in the UK, The Centre for Low Carbon Futures (2012); European Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap towards 2030, European Association for Storage of Energy and European Energy Research Alliance (2013); Energy storage costs, Anasim (2009)

More in this special report on energy storage: Too little, too muchA tank full of sunshine; 2050: towards a renewable Europe; The high price of inaction

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