Author Topic: An alternative approach to global warming  (Read 375 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: An alternative approach to global warming
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2018, 01:57:11 pm »
That doesn't even make sense.

Some existing facilities do use pumps as generators and vice versa, but they aren't using hydro dam power to pump water uphill, they're using solar and wind generated electricity to drive the pumps.  And they wouldn't be at hydroelectric generator dams, they'd be at things like open-pit mines that have been converted to storage reservoirs.

This isn't actually new.

 -k

Well they actually do use hydro power to spin the turbine backwards and push water back uphill for re-use. Been doing it for awhile. The current "big deal" proposal is to pump water using solar and wind back into the Mead Reservoir. A hefty price tag at $3 billion but I can see it paying off over time.