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Ground Source Heat Energy Storage for Power Generation

by Francis A. Di Bella, P.E. on Nov 15, 2017 3:28:25 PM

Have you ever been to the beach on a very hot day? Then I am sure you noticed that the sand is very, very hot, uncomfortably so. Congratulations, you have had first-hand experience with ground source energy storage! Now, as you were hopping across the burning sands, seeking out tufts of grass to cool your burning feet, did you ever wonder how to harness the energy stored in the sand? I have, because it’s too hot for me to read on the beach and sand is a great place to draw diagrams and write equations.

 

Sysyphean Task of Energy Storage

by Francis A. Di Bella, P.E. on Oct 7, 2016 12:59:38 PM

Sisyphus in Greek Mythology was condemned to eternally roll a large rock up a hill only to watch it crash to the bottom.  The myth lives on today with the term Sisyphean that refers to tasks that are never ending, thankless and frustrating.

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