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Thread: Batteries — The Holy Grail Of Viable Energy Storage

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    The next step, a stand alone home charger not dependent on the grid.
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    Forgive me if I missed it or just don't understand. $100 per kilowatt hour! It is referred to as a battery pack at one point that will cost the $100. That is good why? How many batteries will it take to power a car, what does a kilowatt hour cost now and what does that give us that we don't already have. Dave's point that was mentioned in the article about charging, will the system even support that. Cali has brown outs on hot days, add a few million cars charging......We'll need stand alone chargers, solar? Way to many questions that need to be answered before we can sell our cars.
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    Battery power would be a good idea, only drawback is weight of battery, the length of charge time as well as the run time of battery, including the life cycle of the charge/recharge limit. The drawback to batteries has always been those things. With lithium, it was heat and the battery having a meltdown. I had a buddy I work with that had his phone melt while he was sitting in his chair and his pants leg. Burned his leg before he could get it off.


    I had another friend that bought a small solar panel and mounted it to the roof of his UTV to keep his battery charged during the time he was not using it.
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    Slaying the gas car, passing the threshold? I guess I'm just looking at it wrong, sounds like a used car salesman. The other articles give MPG, size, the weight of the batteries etc...I'll look at it tomorrow and maybe it will make sense.
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