Europe’s deepest mine is being converted into a gravity battery

Europe’s deepest mine is being converted into a gravity battery

The Pyhäsalmi mine, Europe’s deepest zinc and copper mine, is located approximately 450 kilometers north of Helsinki and has the potential to store up to 2 MW of energy in its 1,400 meter deep boreholes. A gravity battery will be installed in the abandoned mine, lifting heavy loads using excess energy from renewable sources such…

Gravity batteries: New way of storing energy

Gravity batteries: New way of storing energy

As renewable energy sources are adopted around the world, scientists and engineers are constantly looking for innovative solutions to store and distribute energy efficiently. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy are not endless when it comes to meeting the energy needs of humanity. While these green-friendly technologies are critical to reducing reliance…

Airbus designs new space station with artificial gravity

Airbus designs new space station with artificial gravity

The International Space Station will cease operations after 2030. China plans to take a leading role in the space station with Tiangong, while the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to build its own space station in up to 10 years. NASA has also contracted three aerospace companies, including Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef, Axiom Space…