Hundreds of hills across the UK could be used for renewable energy through a long-life hydro-powered energy storage system pioneered by British engineers. The British company RheEnergise has said it has invented a low-cost, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly system for storing energy by adapting one of the oldest forms of storage, hydropower, to store and release electricity from small hills. It claims this could allow many more sites to be used for storage projects across the UK as the steep dam walls and mountains required for conventional hydropower systems are not needed. The company aims to have its first commercial system operating in 2024, with more than 100 within the next decade, and has raised more than £500,000 through crowdfunding.
Independent 9th Feb 2021 read more »