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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 10:56 AM

5. West Virginia can reign again as an energy exporter. Wind power and gravity storage.

All those flattened mountain tops would make wonderful flat, windy sites for wind turbines.

Abandoned mine shafts are ideal for gravity energy storage. What's that? Simple: Put a big motor/generator at the top of an abandoned mine shaft. Dangle a heavy weight from it. Lower the weight to turn the generator and extract electrical power. Raise the weight, using the motor, to store energy for later use. This evens out fluctuations in wind supply and customer demand.

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