Unit 3: Energy Storage

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  • Energy Storage
    • Advantages
      • Builds up enough for transportation e.g. tanker full
      • Allows constant energy production rates
      • Intermittent supplies - peak shaving
    • Fossil Fuels
      • Keeping fuels cool to avoid accidental combustion
    • Nuclear Fuel
      • Store less than critical mass of fuel - prevents chain reaction
    • Pumped HEP
      • Surplus electricity pumps water to reservoir, water flows downhill to turn turbines when needed
    • Rechargeable Batteries
      • Stores chemical energy
    • Hydrogen
      • Surplus electricity produces hydrogen via electrolysis which can be stored in fuel cells


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