Scientists Propose Turning Skyscrapers Into Massive Gravity Batteries

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Takeaways:

  • The Lift Energy Storage Technology is the idea of turning skyscrapers into gravity-powered batteries.
  • The idea would be to have robots load heavy ballasts into existing elevators when demand for power is low and store them at the top of the building.
  • When energy usage peaks, the weights could be added back to the elevators and lowered to generate extra electricity.

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