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Groundbreaking Hydro Storage Uses Solar Energy

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The world’s first pumped hydro storage project is being developed in Chile, using solar energy to push seawater up a cliff

Wind power has long been stored using pumped hydro. When there is too much wind that the grid doesn’t need right then; the excess wind power is used to pump water up to a reservoir. When the electricity is needed, it is allowed to rush down to turn hydropower turbines.

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