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Re: [microhydro] Re: DOE Storage challange

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  • jiri
    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
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 3, 2012
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      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.


      Regards


      Girish


      --- On Mon, 3/12/12, Manfred Mornhinweg <manfred@...> wrote:

      From: Manfred Mornhinweg <manfred@...>
      Subject: [microhydro] Re: DOE Storage challange
      To: microhydro@yahoogroups.com
      Received: Monday, 3 December, 2012, 3:21 AM

       

      Mike,

      > 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.

      Manfred

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