Re: wind power to supply the arctic base
I have a few different ideas on storing the wind energy.
first theres the tried and true method of hydrolysis. Cyrogenic high pressure tanks can store enormous volumes.
Another idea is to use the electricity to grow algea, which would then be fed to bacteria. The decay of the algee would produce methane, which could be stored and burned when needed.
A third possibility is using the energy to melt ice into warm water and storing it in insulated tanks. When energy is needed during the calm cold weather, the liquid water is poured into pistons and allowed to turn into ice. The expansion of the size would provide the kinetic energy for heating the base.