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Edinburgh Energy Storage Firm Gravitricity Hooks Up To European Backing

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Scotsman.

This is the first paragraph.

Gravitricity, the Edinburgh-based company looking to build an energy storage project in a disused mineshaft, has secured support from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

It’s all to support a project at the recently mothballed Staric coal mine in the Moravian Silesian region of Czechia.

January 24, 2022 - Posted by | Energy Storage | , ,


  1. Patience pays off. Last April following their initial success, I think in Scotland Gravitricity were looking for sites in Poland, Czech Republic and couple of other places including South Africa. Now there are some deep mines in that country.

    Comment by fammorris | January 24, 2022 | Reply

  2. In read the method of having a large weight dropping slowly turning a generator is very efficient. They remove peaker power stations.

    Comment by John | January 24, 2022 | Reply

  3. I was just thinking about the issue of gravitational energy storage systems in general (heavy weights, pumped hydro, buoyancy energy storage) and it occurred to me that perhaps we should also classify tidal energy as gravitational. After all we’re it not for the gravitational pull exerted by the moon on the Earth’s oceans the phenomenon of the tide wouldn’t exist.

    Comment by fammorris | January 24, 2022 | Reply

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