Overheard: Word of the Day

Mar 30 2010   5:21PM GMT

Overheard talking about compressed air energy storage

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

If stored wind or solar energy instead of natural gas plants can be used to generate power when the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining, less natural gas will be burned to provide dispatchable power.

Dr. Joseph Romm, The Holy Grail of clean energy economy is in sight: Affordable storage for wind and solar

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is compressed air energy storage.  The definition is adopted from a blog post by Dr. Joseph Romm called “The Holy Grail of clean energy economy is in sight: Affordable storage for wind and solar.”

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