Re: [microhydro] Re: DOE Storage challange
The DOE had a programme in the nineties to double the capacity of lead acid batteries.
Anyone know if this was successful?
If not then this programme seems a bit ambitious. or purely political as you suggest.
--- On Mon, 3/12/12, Manfred Mornhinweg <manfred@...> wrote:
From: Manfred Mornhinweg <manfred@...>
Subject: [microhydro] Re: DOE Storage challange
Received: Monday, 3 December, 2012, 3:21 AM
> the US DOE is planning to invest
> $120 million in a new Energy Storage Research Center at Argonne
> National Lab. Now 5 times the energy density at 20% of the cost in 5
> years is awfully ambitious, but it would be a game changer if it
> could be done.
Certainly such a cost reduction for energy storage would change a lot of
things, and make life easier, for example by really allowing to store
solar energy for nighttime use, which at present isn't cost-effective.
> Check out the link and see what you think.
I wonder how serious this effort is. It sounds very political to me. I
mean, that 5x5x5 plan looks cute, and surely sounds beautiful in a
speech. But do these people know how they will approach the task?
I hope they do.
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