Andreas Kaubisch

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"And finally, not a battery at all, are projects like the Kilowatt. A 1 to 10K thermonuclear generator being developed by NASA for use off world. They last 10 years... at full output, but can be throttled. Probably safer than any of the batteries discussed above. Capturing the waste heat rather than radiating it would probably double it's effective output. Sunshine or rain not a problem, no snow removal needed. I suspect the liquid salt reactor would be too big for the average homestead, but probably ideal for a small community. (it would also be an ideal place to get rid of spent fuel from kilopower generators used on local homesteads."

'thermonuclear generator' - what are the waste products of this process? Something radiocative?
Also not sure about the wisdom of putting thermonuclear devices in the hands of homesteaders all over the world.... maybe I am not clear on the technology you are referring to?
2 months ago
Aquion is out of business, but Greenrock is a company in Austria that uses the same technology:
http://www.bluesky-energy.eu/en/greenrock-saltwater-energy-storage/

Made in Europe
Advantages: low environmental impact, high temperature tolerance, low- zero maintenance
Disadvantages: big/heavy, expensive

I am considering this for an off grid use in Portugal, I will not be there frequently, so the no- maintenance component is attractive to me
2 months ago
We are not the only ones thinking about this. How about this company, s water storage system. If the website is to be believed there is only a 10% heat loss over 6 months of storage. Looks like a massive storage system....

https://www.ecovat.eu/ecovat/thermal-energy-storage/?lang=en
5 months ago