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Energy Storage and Production Systems, Apparatus and Methods of Use Thereof

Abstract: 

Systems, apparatus and methods of compressed air energy storage and electrical power generation are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided having a magnetic piston within a cylinder and an air chamber at each end of the piston; an electromagnetic coil is operable with the piston to convert an input of electrical power to a first reciprocating movement of the piston sufficient to generate compressed air in the chambers for storage in a compressed air storage reservoir; and the electromagnetic coil is operable with the piston to convert a second reciprocating movement of the piston to an output of electrical power connectable to a power grid, with the second reciprocating movement of the piston generated by bursts of the compressed air from the storage reservoir introduced into the chambers.

Patent Number: 
8,534,058
Date Of Issue: 
09/17/2013
Inventors: 

Klaus Brun; Melissa A. Wilcox; Eugene L. Broerman III