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Gravitricity And Czech Firm DIAMO Announce Plans To Cooperate On Full Scale Gravity Energy Store

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

This is the sub-heading.

A former coal mine in the Czech Republic could become the first full scale gravity energy store in Europe, according to UK energy storage specialist Gravitricity

This paragraph describes the project.

The agreement will see the two companies seek funding to transform the former decommissioned Darkov deep mine – which is located in the Moravian-Silesian region of the Czech Republic – into a 4MW / 2MWh energy store, capable of powering more than 16,000 homes. According to Gravitricity the system will store energy by lowering and raising a single massive weight suspended in the Darkov mine shaft. The company has also signed a memorandum with VSB Technical University of Ostrava, whose specialist mining expertise will support the implementation of the technology.

Hopefully, the finance won’t be too difficult to find, with perhaps some help from the EU.

The article also describes the potential of Gravitricity, where it says.

  • There could be up 14,000 suitable mines around the world.
  • The Coal Authority believes there could be a hundred suitable shafts in the UK.

It appears Gravitricity may be on its way.

February 23, 2023 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , ,

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