superconducting magnetic energy storage


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superconducting magnetic energy storage

[¦sü·pər·kən¦dək·tiŋ mag¦ned·ik ¦en·ər·jē ′stȯr·ij]
(electricity)
The storing of electrical energy, generally for use by an electrical utility during peak load period, as a circulating current in a large superconducting coil or magnet.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is estimated that any superconducting magnetic energy storage capable of storing an hour's output of a 1,000 MW plant would require a cryogenic loop of about 100 miles.
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