Tag Archives: Remedy to Intermitency

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 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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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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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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To Harden or Add Resilience – What is Next For The Grid

Hoping to have time to write this out in detail, but key links are here. Government incompetence is beginning to scare me.  While there is probably some low hanging fruit in hardening the grid, making it more resilient through redundancy … Continue reading

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Lithium Ion Technology

Post where I am aggregating Lithium Ion information and articles. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW This article is a good starting point though I think it is already out of date concerning costs.  It covers a lot of details about the various aspects … Continue reading

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Tesla Battery Factory

Press continues regarding battery factory for Tesla: Looking forward to hearing that it is actually happening. More about the battery factory here.

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Hydro and Tranmission = Better Utilization of Wind

  http://climatecrocks.com/2014/02/04/transmission-allows-wind-storage-in-canada/

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