Testing V2G – Using EV Batteries as Energy Storage

 

Copyright Clayton Handleman - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Clayton Handleman – All Rights Reserved

V2G offers distributed storage for renewable energy.  One of the technical issues that renewable energy has is that it is intermittent.  Solar is on when the sun shines, wind is on when the wind blows.  What is an economical way to store for calm days or transient power demand on the grid.  V2G is great because it takes advantage of the idle resource that is our cars (if you own an electric vehicle that is).  After all, in a typical day we are not in them much and the rest of the time they can either be buying power from, or selling power to the grid.  Here is a neat study that is being done to demonstrate this capability, validate the concept and do research on it.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-sell-power-from-electric-cars-back-to-the-grid

In this post I delved into the numbers a little bit and look at whether the numbers work for V2G in terms of whether there is enough storage in the EVs to manage the grid fluctuations – Spoiler Alert – there is ; )

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One Response to Testing V2G – Using EV Batteries as Energy Storage

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