Pump storage power plant

The storage demand for a bic scale enlargement of solar- and wind power is with pump sorage power plants not possible. New technology is indispensably necessary.

Let's take Kaprun as an example, 353 MW power production,130 MW piumping power. It would be possible to increase the pumping power for the other needs of solar energy to 600 MW. We had this on the last page, Germany should have similar shares of solar and wind power like France has atomic power The famouse szene where wo 100 GW wind power and 300 GW photovoltaic are feeding 400 GW into the grid, but the demand is only 100 GW. 300 GW excess electricity would be 500 times Kaprun with pumping increased to 600 MW. (Current extension Limberg II)

  Even the military junta could not achieve this

Let's imagine all the Alps complete filled with storage power plants. All over the place the masts for the high voltage DC transfer. Nothing to do with the weak 380 kV lines just right now discussed so much in Salzburg. They are far to weak.

What government manages this? I think even the military junta in Burma would not be able for this.

  Lithium instead of landscape destruction

February 2008, I dreamed from the possibility of lithium batteries for 100.-EUR kWh and 2000 cycles and 10 years operation. This would be enough for the day/nicht balance at justifiable costs.

I discover only 5 month later the company OGRON. The first data for the new batteries: 20,000 cycles (twenty thousand, my nervouse fingers did not type a 0 to much), 20 years usage time. I estimate 300.-EUR per kWh in the examples.

A revolution, whose consequences I examine in the next pages.

Lithium has the best expectations to solve our problems at our mobility and the day/night balancing of a photovoltaic oriented power supply.

  Lithium battery as electric power storage

Basic calculation models for lithium an electricity storage. The textbook to recognise early, at what applications is rentability already given, or is short before rentability.

OGRON new energy storage
A new dimension in application possibilities for lithium batteries promisses the company OGRON. First time are storage power plants mentioned as target market.

Storage crisis of renewable energy
The whole solar electric power and wind energy branch denies the storage crisis. The standard answers about the storage problem are easy to disprove.

Who sits in the glass house should not throw stones
In plain lack of knowledge about the storage problem, the say ''Atomic power highway'' or ''Atomic power refinement system'' about infrastructrue to store electric power.

Lithium batteries vs Kaprun
How to compare lithium batteries with a pump storage power plant. What would it cost to built Kaprun new? How is the compare of costs?

Parameter for the storage of electric power
What are the cost criteria for an electric power storage? What are the costs to store electricity? Javascript calculator for the basic parameters to store electric power.

Sea water example
The sea water desalination is used as an example, how different electric power storage systems can influence the price for solar electricity.

Sea water desalination with solar power
So much sun, why are not all seawater desalination plants operated by solar electric power? The reason until now had been the parameters of electric power storage technology.

More important than photovoltaic for 1.-EUR Watt peak
Lithium batteries with extrem much load cycles in a price range around 300.-EUR per kWh capacity are more important for the price of solar electricity than photovoltaic for 1 EUR W peak.

The dream from hydrogen
In despair about the insufficiency of lead acid batteries as electric power storage, the dream from hydrogen and fuel cell started.

Hydrogen fails at day/night balance
Hydrogen fails at the efficiency of the whole cycle from the electrolysis to the fuel cell at the day/night balance for solar electric power. Example with a sea water desalination system.

CAES costs
There are theories to make caverns in big salt layers for compressed air energy storages. This is to balance the wind energy. How expensive can a CAES be?

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