Tokomak for Energy Storage?

Most recent answer: 10/17/2014

This is something I have always being curious about. Can the tokomaks used in fusion experiments be used for long term thermal energy storage?
- marcel fagan (age 39)
sunrise, fl

No, the tokomaks use a huge amount of energy. The hope is that someday they will allow controlled fusion that will generate even more energy than they use. Without the fusion, they'd just be a waste.

People do talk about another magnetic energy storage possibility, using cold superconducting magnets. In fact, checking Wikipedia indicates that a few of these systems are already in use:.

Mike W.

posted without vetting until Lee returns from the Serengeti 

(published on 10/17/2014)