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Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | Presented by Ramesh Gupta | 3:32
Developing affordable, large-scale energy storage systems would be a game-changing advance for the U.S. electrical grid. In particular, energy storage will be crucial in enabling the widespread use of two key renewable energy sources: wind and solar power. Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage (SMES) systems use magnetic fields in superconducting coils to store energy with near-zero energy loss, and have instantaneous dynamic response and nearly infinite cycle life.