Category Archives: EV PEV

Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Much of the best wind resource in the country peaks at night time.  To date this has proven challenging for the Texas electricity grid management.  It has been resolved somewhat due to transmission grid upgrades but still promises to limit … Continue reading

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Tesla Getting Faster – P85D to Get an Upgrade

The Internet is abuzz since Elon Musk put out a tweet stating that a firmware upgrade would make the already fast Tesla even faster.  The firmware upgrade will improve the 0-60 time from 3.2 s to 3.1s and some are … Continue reading

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Dispelling the EV Range Anxiety Myth

Header Photo Credit Abdullah AlBargan – Under Creative Commons License By Clayton Handleman   Featured on CleanTechnica.com “the number one clean-tech                                          … Continue reading

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Popular and ‘Best-Of’ Posts

  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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Tesla Tops Fastest Audis and Lexus Super Car

With the new P85D, Tesla is like a great team that, goes in for another score, rather than sitting on a lead and running the clock out.  Taking its luxury sedan from an impressive sub 4.0 0-60 time, the new version … Continue reading

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Three to Five Gigafactories Likely by 2020

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Tesla Driving Cost is Slashed Where Utilities Reward for Off Peak Charging

I ran across THIS piece on the cost of operating a Tesla.  Scroll to the bottom of the article to where they talk about off peak charging costing a mere $0.023 thats 2.3 cents per kwhr in Indianapolis IN.  More … Continue reading

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Tesla Update

I ran across THIS interesting article on Tesla’s status and progress. More from my blog on Tesla linked below: Morgan Stanley says Tesla is the most important car company HERE Some of Tesla’s accomplishments HERE Lithium Ion Prices are Dropping … Continue reading

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About Storage and the Cost of Peaking Power

Here is an article that suggests that 20% of the cost of electricity comes from operating peakers 100 hours per year i.e. about 1% of the time.  In other words, peakers are at about 6X the price of regular power.  … Continue reading

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Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Featured on: REneweconomy, Cleantechnica By Clayton Handleman EVs charge mostly at night.  As EV battery prices drop and become a mass market item they offer the opportunity to soak up night time peaks allowing larger capacity of night peaking renewables … Continue reading

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