A House in the Sky
Using a building as an energy storage device
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Target groups

Custom (Home owners)

Observation

I guess that a house built with a decent concrete foundation, brick walls and a tiled roof may have a mass of 200 to 300 metric tons.

Conclusion

In the future, energy will enter my house in form of mechanical energy, raising it a few meters at most on hydraulic cylinders, storing potential energy. I can release this energy whenever needed by emptying the liquid in the hydraulic cylinders into a turbine linked with an electricity generator.

Solution

The Energy to raise my house can be provided by wind energy, water power or any other mechanical source of energy capable of driving a hydraulic pump.

What makes your solution unique?

These are one of the oldest energy storage devices: clock weights.