Excess wind energy could be stored in porous rocks

07/3/2013 | National Geographic News

Scientists are researching a way to save excess wind energy generated in the Pacific Northwest -- by storing it in porous rocks deep inside Earth. They also need to create a way to tap into the renewable energy reservoir when needed. The study explored the use of a compressed air energy storage system, which could store enough energy to power about 85,000 homes every month.

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