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Offline dustypatriot85

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Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy
« on: July 06, 2013, 02:57:42 pm »
What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap."

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Re: Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 10:41:01 pm »
Yeah sorry but this just isn't true.  Battery technology has caught up, look up nano lithium iron phosphate batteries developed by a professor at MIT who then started his own company called A123 systems.  They are some of the best performing batteries invented yet and here's the real up-mark; they are completely safe as they can't or won't explode.  They are recyclable, made out of common materials such as iron and carbon and I believe aluminum amongst others.  Somehow though the companies bankrupt as they lost a bid to GM against LG even though GM was supposed to put their batteries in their electric cars.  Of course GM is probably part of the military industrial complex as they destroyed the electric car, whether electric cars are feasible or not...  Even though A123 systems placed one of their plants in Michigan...  

Anyways the point is, there's no real reason this company should be going bankrupt as these batteries are perfect.  They're perfect for home energy storage, for solar/wind you can store up battery power when the sun's burning hot and the wind is strong and use battery energy when it's cloudy and/or when the wind's down and have it recharged at a later period.  Anyways these are the batteries I plan on using for my house in the future if that ever happens.