Two EV entries in the “how cool is this?” file

Economical energy storage has long been the Holy Grail of electricity. Since 1800, when Alessandro Volta invented the electric pile (a forerunner of the modern battery), hobbyists, scientists, and engineers have experimented with chemicals and materials to create economical storage at a smaller scale than a hydroelectric dam and with a more portable technology than, … More Two EV entries in the “how cool is this?” file

Energy storage for electric power systems

Michael Giberson Sandia National Lab has just published a study of energy storage applications for the electric grid: “Energy Storage for the Electricity Grid: Benefits and Market Potential Assessment Guide.” John Petersen at Alt Energy Stocks said: I’ve been following the work in progress on this report since last summer and have eagerly awaited the … More Energy storage for electric power systems

EVs need to avoid charging during peak hours? Nonsense!

Michael Giberson From time to time you see reports of electric utility executives or analysts worried about a forthcoming avalanche of electric vehicles (EVs) that will, just maybe, overwhelm utility distribution systems. What happens if everyone comes home from work and plugs in at the same time?  What happens if drivers want to recharge on-peak … More EVs need to avoid charging during peak hours? Nonsense!

“Battery Investing for Beginners”

Michael Giberson John Petersen has written a four-part series of articles on “Battery Investing for Beginners” at AltEnergyStocks (and mirrored at SeekingAlpha). Link to an index for the “Battery Investing for Beginners” series. More battery related posts at AltEnergyStocks. About John Petersen. All John Petersen posts at SeekingAlpha. Don’t miss Petersen’s “How PHEVs and EVs … More “Battery Investing for Beginners”

Better Place has deal to provide taxis in Toyko

Michael Giberson Japanese taxis represent a mere two percent of all passenger vehicles on the road in Japan, yet they emit approximately 20 percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) from vehicles due to their average distance traveled in a given day. From a news release by Better Place.  The company statement highlights the projects ability … More Better Place has deal to provide taxis in Toyko