Renewable Energy Storage

Energy storage is required for the use of solar or wind energy as a major source of power because these sources operate only intermittently. CERI is evaluating using solar and wind energy to pump water into wells, aquifers, and surface reservoirs for the energy storage. These pump storage sites are utility sized (gigawatt hours) with more than 60% efficiency. The Institute is also working with Clear Creek Power to evaluate the use of compressed air storage at a mine site near Guanella Pass.


Large Scale Electrical Energy Storage in Colorado