Tag Archives: Storage

Tesla Powerwall, What Does It Mean?

Photo Credit – strom-report/#tesla By Clayton Handleman What is the significance of the Tesla Powerwall storage appliance and what does it mean for the future of energy and Tesla?  Travis Hoium covered a great deal in his Motley Fool article.  … Continue reading

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Energy Bootcamp

  This post offers a good overview of the basics needed to understand energy.   Physics, energy introduction.

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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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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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