Huge Flywheel Project to Aid UK’s Renewable Energy Uptake
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An enormous flywheel construction in north-east Scotland could soon be put to use to prevent blackouts across the United Kingdom . The system, which was made as part of a collaboration between GE and Starkraft, would, essentially, mimic the effect of a power station without using any fossil fuels. Mimicking a power station’s spinning turbines The flywheel project which is located near Keith in Moray aims to start operating from next winter, Norwegian energy company Starkraft said in a press relase . The project, which is expected to cost taxpayers approximately £25m, will not generate electricity or produce carbon […]interestingengineering.com
SNN Editor: This is actually old tech, but apparently hasn’t been manufactured at such scale previously.