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1. (WO2017151512) RIDGELINE CABLE DRIVE ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151512    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019715
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 28 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F03G 3/00
H02J 15/00
Applicants: ADVANCED RAIL ENERGY STORAGE, L.L.C.
Inventors: PEITZKE, William, R.
BROWN, Matthew, B.
Title: RIDGELINE CABLE DRIVE ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
Abstract:
A highly efficient, utility scale energy storage system employs large masses transported uphill to store energy and downhill to release energy. An electric powered cable winch or chain drive shuttles the masses between two storage yards of different elevations separated by a steep incline on rail vehicles supported by track and operated by an automated control system.