17 Apr '11, 1pm

STORING RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY IN OIL.

“Presently wind and solar power amount to less than 2% of US total electric generation because they require costly backup plants to supply power when wind and solar are not available This method can use variable and off-peak power because it stores radio-frequency energy as heat in North America's multi-trillion barrel heavy oil formations. It converts this resource to fuel for refineries in amounts 5 times the electric energy input. The method provides a market for wind and solar power to meet a proposed goal of 20% of electric generation, while eliminating a source of CO2 emissions from fuels production.

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2011/20110029.html

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