Tag Archives: Pluggable Electric Vehicle

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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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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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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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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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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Could V2G Solve the Grid Storage Problem

I recently posted the comments below in response to another commenter at theEnergyCollective.com “The point that you are missing is that Renewables advocates are never up-front on the need for FF back up their product  Forevermore.” In the quoted portion … Continue reading

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V2G – And So It Begins

The Smart Grid appears to have reached the tipping point.  In my view this is the beginning of a major restructuring of the entire utility industry.  I anticipate another year or two where it will consist of occasional news stories … Continue reading

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Best Of the Handleman Post 2013

Below are links to some of my favorite posts for the year: Tesla – Good Stuff about this revolutionary car: About those Tesla Fires – Tesla has had three fires. In all the fuss the press neglected to mention that … Continue reading

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