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New use for old mine shafts — power generators using gravity

Edinburgh - Edinburgh, UK-based energy startup Gravitricity has unveiled plans to transform disused mine shafts into hi-tech green energy generation facilities through a system that uses gravity and massive weights.
 

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The system is capable of generating up to 20 MW of power in shafts varying from 500 feet to 5 000 fe...
The system is capable of generating up to 20 MW of power in shafts varying from 500 feet to 5,000 feet. It can last 50 years without degradation, and it’s cost-effective because it uses existing infrastructure.
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Gravitricity has devised a giant weight system that drops down into disused mine shafts to create po...
Gravitricity has devised a giant weight system that drops down into disused mine shafts to create power on demand using gravity.
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Diagram of the TVA pumped storage facility at Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant.
Diagram of the TVA pumped storage facility at Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant.
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