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Engineering360: "Lifting energy storage to new (building) heights"

06/22/2022 11:00 AM

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Re: Lifting energy storage to new (building) heights

06/23/2022 12:09 PM

Their costs per kwh seems way too low. Was the capital outlay considered, i.e., the cost of construction and portion of the building that's being used that could be used for rental?

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Re: Lifting energy storage to new (building) heights

07/08/2022 9:30 AM

Seems to me this would serve as a means to reduce total energy consumption rather than as a net surplus energy generation system. Similar to regen braking in an automobile. It doesn't seem to me this system would capture enough energy through regen to actually lift the same mass to it's original elevated point! I think the idea of regenerative braking for normal use could reduce total building energy consumption given you have an adequate storage device, but as an energy producer I'm skeptical.

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