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Professor Alexander H. Slocum ’82 presents his research on energy storage to United States President Barack Obama. Slocum explains a system for harnessing excess wind energy. When the wind is not blowing, water flowing into the storage area through a turbine produces electricity. When the wind is blowing, excess power is used to pump water out of the storage area.
Luke Sharrett–The New York Times
Professor Alexander H. Slocum ’82 presents his research on energy storage to United States President Barack Obama. Slocum explains a system for harnessing excess wind energy. When the wind is not blowing, water flowing into the storage area through a turbine produces electricity. When the wind is blowing, excess power is used to pump water out of the storage area.