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Sterlinda wrote on the main page: (...but this page should not be merged to that one and removed inasmuch as there are energy storage modalities that are independent of the grid) --Heron 19:59, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I put a discussion comment at Talk:Grid energy storage Mackerm 05:30, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

More than electrical energy storage[edit]

This is a very small stub on a very huge topic and I wonder if it's possible to say anything useful in this article. Even if we confine it to energy stored for human use, the article should talk about mechanical storage, chemical energy storage, electrostatic storage, transport of stored energy from place to place, considerations in applying energy storage mechanisms to particular problems...and so on. --Wtshymanski 17:32, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Are you thinking of just deleting this article? I think a taxonomy of various kinds of storage could be useful (...but I don't want to work on it). I agree that trying to say anything about every particular one is impossible in 32KB, or even 200KB. Iain McClatchie 22:46, 16 August 2005 (UTC)


What about clockwork storage/falling weight? Crimson30 04:34, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Or winding a clock, storing energy in a spring? This article is a poorly worded version of grid energy storage. Anything related to grid energy storage should be moved to that article, leaving this article as a more universal explanation of the physics of energy storage. 19:00, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Types of energy[edit]

I am not sure why someone is splitting off thermal, which is a form of kinetic energy, and electrical, which is a form of potential energy, from simply stating that all energy is either potential or kinetic. (talk) 17:47, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Mass-based storage[edit]

Please look at following images:

Mass-operated energy storage system 1.JPG
Mass operated energy storage system 2.JPG

These mention the storage of energy trough mass; this could be mentioned in the article —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:37, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Steam storage[edit]

are steam accumulators the only type of steam storage that exist ? Check out not sure what is used there —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Energy usability[edit]

Add this line: Some energy sources have a higher energy value, meaning that more energy could potentially be extracted. Fuel types however, need a specific engine to extract their energy; of which some are highly inefficient, thus meaning that selecting a more energetic fuel does not always allow you to use more power.

Also, a table showing the energetic values for each energy source /1l could be handy. It would be best to make seperate article —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:23, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Source 13 (the one for boron as energy storage) sucks[edit]

It looks like it was thrown together by some kid in highschool or something. If we can't find a more professional resource for boron's use in energy storage, it shoudn't be in the article. (talk) 18:49, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Storage Losses and Conversion Efficiencies[edit]

It would be useful to include a theoretical and empirical comparison of storage losses and conversion efficiencies of the various storage media. For example Electricity to Pumped Hydro Storage and back to Hydro-Electricity: how much energy is lost in the round-trip? I've yet to find a credible reference that is also exhaustive. (talk) 13:19, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Water-activated battery[edit]

These aren't described, please include, see Water-activated_battery (talk) 07:48, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Sodium-sulfur battery[edit]

Suggest addition of mention/link to the article on the Sodium-sulfur battery:

already in use & development at industrial scales, and with significant advantages in energy density and constant charge/discharge rates.

J Park (talk) 12:03, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Incorrect Fact[edit]

In the introduction of the article, it states that food is made from the same process as fossil fuels, but that's not true. Food is a producer or consumer that has not yet been decomposed. Fossil fuels are organisms that never decompose but go through burial and compaction and then fossil fuel formation (2 entirely distinct processes that food never goes through, unless for some reason oil or coal is considered food). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikigold96 (talkcontribs) 16:43, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Underground compressed air is being taken very seriously[edit]

Please see this February 2012 peer reviewed literature review. —Cupco 19:29, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Liquid cryogenic air[edit]

Can anyone tell if this is anything more than a guy in a garage? They claim 70% efficiency, which seems better than compressed air typically, but that figure certainly isn't peer reviewed. —Cupco 21:38, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Renewable energy storage[edit]

This section should not be placed in "Storage methods" because it's not one. Pi.r (talk) 12:33, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Energy storage[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Energy storage's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "RSC":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 12:56, 19 November 2013 (UTC)