Seriously?

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 4:04 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> I hate to poke a hole in your new found love of compressed air, but.......
>
> queen hillary holds the record for production, now if we can just find a
> storage facility... Ft. Leavenworth Federal should work nicely...
>
> Gotta run.. I'm late for the shareholders meeting for Uranium Mines...
>
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > The Republican "debates", including the Plan B debacle for junior
> > varsity (not-ready-for-prime-time) candidates, would be a great way to
> test
> > that concept.  The hot air emanating from these bloviators would generate
> > awesome pressure and take forever to cool.
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:39 PM, fmiser via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > > Andrew wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I used to think this was an elaborate hoax.  Now I am
> > > > leading in the other direction (non-hoax).
> > >
> > > > Canadian-based company NRStor Inc. set its sights on
> > > > solving the complicated and critical problem of energy
> > > > storage with technology that would compress air and store
> > > > it in salt caverns to backup the grid when the wind isn't
> > > > blowing.
> > >
> > > Interesting idea.
> > >
> > > I think if there is a hill that pumping water to the top will
> > > probably have less losses.  One issue with compressed gas is
> > > the act of compressing it makes it hot, and for long term
> > > storage that heat will be lost.  The greater the pressure,
> > > the greater the heat and the greater the loss.
> > >
> > > If they have figured out a way to effectively use
> > > low-pressure air to generate electricity, it might work out
> > > really good.  But if it's just a turbine, high pressure makes
> > > the turbine more effective, so there will be a compromise
> > > either way.
> > >
> > > Short term storage - as in day vs night - the heat could be
> > > retained and then the system looks pretty good.  Except for
> > > the explosion dangers.
> > >
> > > --  Philip, speaking before reading up on the details
> > >
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