Swiss ‘water battery’ boosts Europe’s energy storage plans
04 December 2022 | 4:31 pm
A Swiss company has built what is being called a giant water battery deep under the Alps that provides energy storage capacity equivalent to 400,000 electric car batteries. It could be a game-changer.
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