Category Archives: Storage

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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Three to Five Gigafactories Likely by 2020

Photo Credit Steve Jurvetson By Clayton Handleman Featured on CleanTechnica.com “the number one clean-tech                                                        … Continue reading

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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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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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Norway Hydro

Norway has large hydro resources of about 30 GW.  This offers storage that can be used to balance intermittent renewables in Europe.  This article lays out many of the details of the opportunities, problems and pitfalls of using Norway as … Continue reading

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Li_Ion at $270 / kWhr EV Tipping Point May Be Closer Than The Analysts Think

Li_Ion at $270 / kWhr EV Tipping Point May Be Closer Than The Analysts Think. via Li_Ion at $270 / kWhr EV Tipping Point May Be Closer Than The Analysts Think.

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Tesla The Company

This post is a catchall to collect top stories and information about Tesla and Elon Musk.  I will post links to interesting information and to capture links that I don’t have time to write about at the time I spot … Continue reading

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Experience Curves: How They Work and What They Foretell About Lithium Ion Storage Prices

Elon Musk’s announcement of the Tesla Giga Factory garnered a great deal of attention.  Among other things he mentioned that by building this large factory they were sure that the cost of Lithium Ion batteries would come down.  How could … Continue reading

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Li_Ion at $270 / kWhr EV Tipping Point May Be Closer Than The Analysts Think

Nissan has just announced that they will provide replacement batteries for their Leaf cars for $6500 = $5500 after trade-in for your old battery pack.  This puts Li-Ion battery packsat about $270 / kWhr.  That is well within the range … Continue reading

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Low Natural Gas Working Storage a Likely Leading Indicator for Higher Electricity Pricess

Updated March 26th, 2014 Good EIA report on gas prices and gas supply here. Natural gas use has continued to rise. While reserve storage is at near record lows. This seems almost certain to drive prices higher and in fact, … Continue reading

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