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BATTERY TALK- Review: Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Review: Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi
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In my opinion this is the way forward. This is an excellent article and worth reading.

The Ford C-Max uses duel battery and petrol engine known as a Hybrid. I would feel safer knowing that the car runs on both options and does about 100 mpg.Please read this great article from the Wall Street Journals blog.

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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California makes big play for Tesla's huge battery factory — Tech ...

California makes big play for Tesla's huge battery factory — Tech ... | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk's suggestion last month that California could be back in the running as a contender for Tesla's massive battery factory, the state has now started to vie pretty hard for the deal.
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Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech - Autoblog (blog)

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Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech
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That's what Renault and LG Chem might one day find out, since the two giants signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last week to co-develop battery technology for long-range EVs.
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It seems to be the big thing these days for partnerships to develop. Auto and battery companies especially are teaming up to try to develop batteries that will go further without a charge.

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ODYSSEY Batteries: Extreme AGM Power

ODYSSEY Batteries: Extreme AGM Power | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Odyssey batteries are changing the way we power our boats, cars, RVs, motorcycles and more.
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Odyssey batteries  are a great product and although a little more expensive are well worth it. They will easily out last any conventional battery and are safer than the conventional "lead acid battery", that's why they are used on many sporting vehicle applications, a good article to read.

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Sailing and other joys of life: New AGM Batteries

Sailing and other joys of life: New AGM Batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Finally they are replaced! We had issues with the old batteries last summer, as their charge did not last even 24 hours. And we have basic electricity needs: compressor fridge, heater, pressure water, lights.
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Lucas AGM batteries are one of the best quality batteries and are made by Johnson Controls, the Worlds number one battery maker.

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Battery Bank Energy Storage Is the Next Growth Driver for Solar - Motley Fool

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Energy Storage Is the Next Growth Driver for Solar Motley Fool In a way, this is a departure from what SunPower is doing by building its own solar panel technology, but it reduces technology risk, and with huge companies like General Electric,...
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This is going to be the next race to offer a battery storage solution at a decent cost to owners of solar panels.

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EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead ... - CBS Local

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Hi this is a great shame because we really do need these recycling plants, Exide re-cycle over 40,000 scrap batteries a day at this facility and believe me we do this type of investment.

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Germany's key to clean energy is…this coal mine?

Germany's key to clean energy is…this coal mine? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A German engineer wants to turn an old mine, half a mile underground, into a giant battery.
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Solar Battery Backup Q&A

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Following the April 22, 2014, Webinar “Battery Backup for Grid-Tied PV Systems,” Solar Power World’s Managing Editor Kathie Zipp conducted a Q&A session with presenter Doug Pratt, Senior Engineer at SimpleRay Solar.
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Dutch Toyota dealer has plans for old Prius batteries as solar backup

Dutch Toyota dealer has plans for old Prius batteries as solar backup | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A Toyota dealer in the Netherlands is looking to the sky for power. The Louwman Hague Toyota dealership has put almost 1,000 solar panels on the roof, and there might be some Prius hybrid batteries involved.
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Schneider Electric Partners With Canadian Energy to Grow Canadian Off-Grid ... - EIN News (press release)

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Schneider Electric Partners With Canadian Energy to Grow Canadian Off-Grid ...
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This is the sort of thing that companies in different countries are aiming for. one company.in this case Schneider who make all the compatible components to build a home solar system, which can also be used for businesses to store solar power that has been collected from solar panels and can be stored in battery banks.

The race for off-grid solar solutions is on, and Schneider are one of the big players. This is a good article and worth looking at, especially from other countries such as Australia. This off the peg solution will revolutionize the solar power potential, with parts from one company, there will no need for miss matching and making do, a great idea and break through.

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Australia To Pioneer Off-Grid Solar Power Storage Batteries With SunPower - Gizmodo Australia

Australia To Pioneer Off-Grid Solar Power Storage Batteries With SunPower - Gizmodo Australia | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Australia To Pioneer Off-Grid Solar Power Storage With SunPower
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4) Not flooded batteries. As stated before, Gel batteries. All lead/acid batteries produce hydrogen gas.
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This is good news to my ears as i had often wondered what was happening in Australia, with solar power. They must be one of the sunniest countries in the World, but i dont here much news about solar storage coming from there. This is one of the first and i hope will not be the last. AGM batteries are now in production specially for the job made by American companies such as Trojan batteries. i am sure that these are available in Oss ?

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Johnson Controls effort seeks to boost battery recycling - Milwaukee Business Journal (blog)

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Johnson Controls effort seeks to boost battery recycling
Milwaukee Business Journal (blog)
The Glendale-based company, which makes automotive batteries, says as many as two-thirds of Americans think dead car batteries sit in landfills.
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The battery industry can claim success when it comes to battery re-cycling. According to industry figures 99% of old car battery and all the other batteries including AGM batteries are re-cycled in special plants that take on board the old batteries and they are re-preprocessed in new black casing batteries.

Almost all dead batteries are made into new batteries a great achievement dont you agree.

Eric Roberts 

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Battery recycling is big business - there are so many batteries now in the world either end-of-life or approaching it and recycling has become mandatory legislation in many countries.

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New York Auto Show: BMWi3 Is The 2014 World Green Car Of The Year

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Just in time for U.S. sales to begin in May, the battery powered BMW i3 electric vehicle drove off with awards in two categories of the World Car of the Year awards at the New York International Auto Show today.
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Wow i think you would either love this car or hate it? And the cost in the States will be $42.275 Wow. You can buy a lot of car for that in the states, so i dont know. The greeny types who now buy the Nissan Leafs may buy them, but i am not sure?
WHAT DO YOU THINK??

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Toyota embracing hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement for battery-electric vehicles

Toyota embracing hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement for battery-electric vehicles | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Toyota has done more to further hybrid cars than any other manufacturer, but that doesn't mean they've stopped looking for better ways to fuel our lives.
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Hi This has always looked like one of the future fuels to go into the future of car making. I have followed the progress of hydrogen fuel cells and it looks like Toyota will be the first auto company to embrace this technology, other car makers are going down the lithium battery route and Citroen are developing the compressed nitrogen engine.

All this makes for an interesting future, where in my opinion we will see a mixture of different technologies coming from the different car companies.

I also think that this will still include an investment in super clean gasoline and diesel engines in the big mix along with the new technologies. We will simply choose a car that suits our own purpose. Some cars will be for around town, this will include the "driver-less cars" and the battery driven cars will be for medium distance traveling. The long distances will be covered by the present technology and also hydrogen cell engines which will be supplied at the average gas station, the same way as we get our petrol and diesel now.

  Altogether very interesting times ahead for the car trade and its associated businesses.

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Good News for the Future of Solar - La Jolla Light

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Good News for the Future of Solar
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Solar battery systems are designed to store energy if there's an outage.
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Here in the UK we get paid by the electricity companies for the power that we produce, so at the moment we do not store much in batteries storage systems only in the wilderness.

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BMW crushing ActiveE EVs, saving all batteries

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16 crushed BMW ActiveE EVs were spotted on a flatbed outside of LA, but this isn't the GM EV1 story all over again. (Killing the electric car?
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Solar Charging Mobility Scooter Batteries | Mobility Right

Solar Charging Mobility Scooter Batteries | Mobility Right | All about batteries | Scoop.it
How you can use solar power to charge your mobility scooter battery without it costing very much to start.
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Hi It sounds like a good idea as an emergency measure if the battery goes flat, just point it at the sun,(that's if its sunny).

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Batteries in Space: A Space Debris Disaster In The Making? - Space Safety Magazine

Batteries in Space: A Space Debris Disaster In The Making? - Space Safety Magazine | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Are batteries that are currently dormant in space a hidden danger? Will they bring the demise of man’s exploration outside of our atmosphere?
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A very interesting article to read, something that i had not thought of before, waste batteries floating about in space?

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How do you repair a stripped side post in a car battery?

How do you repair a stripped side post in a car battery? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
How do you repair a stripped side post in a car battery? Find answers now! No. 1 Questions & Answers Place.
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In my opinion it is not safe to repair a battery terminal you will have people blowing themselves up?

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Aren't Safe to Fly - Daily Beast

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Aren't Safe to Fly
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There is growing pressure in the aviation industry to ban the shipment of lithium-ion batteries, like the consignment aboard Flight MH370, on all passenger-carrying airplanes.
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Hi I dont know what to believe ?

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The liquid metal battery moves closer to launch with new $35M ...

The liquid metal battery moves closer to launch with new $35M ... | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Ambri's low cost power grid battery is getting ready for commercialization, which could pair economic energy storage with wind and solar farms.
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Electronic cars sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend - SpeedLux

Electronic cars sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend - SpeedLux | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Electronic cars sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend
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If you reside in west Manchester and have a plug-in electric, one in every of the few places you'll be able to charge it is the Irlam and Cadishead leisure centre.
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Lucas Car Batteries - Challenger Tyres & Exhausts

Lucas Car Batteries  - Challenger Tyres & Exhausts | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A large range of maintenance free Lucas car batteries in stock and fitted free of charge at our garages in Sheffield and Barnsley.
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Lucas car batteries are no doubt one of the better batteries on the market. We are Lucas battery dealers online and ship out hundreds of this product every week.

The batteries are produced at Johnson Controls, one of the best and largest battery makers in the World and are therefore an excellent product, they come at a higher price than the cheap car batteries, but are well worth the extra, because of the extra power and reliability.

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For Earth Day, AAA Plants Trees to Promote Car Battery Recycling - CBS Local

For Earth Day, AAA Plants Trees to Promote Car Battery Recycling - CBS Local | All about batteries | Scoop.it
For Earth Day, AAA Plants Trees to Promote Car Battery Recycling CBS Local “AAA members and non-members alike can drop off their used car, motorcycle, or lawnmower batteries at one of our car care centers in Clifton Heights, Wayne, or Willow Grove,...
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Waste batteries can now be handed in, in exchange to plant a tree, car care centres have been set up to coordinate the exchanging of batteries for trees.

This includes not just car batteries but your old lawn mower battery and motorcycle battery, in fact any lead acid battery that you may have throwing about the house and garage.

Eric Roberts

 

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Battery driven-Top 2014 Electric Cars Tesla Model S, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf Price ... - Latin Post

Battery driven-Top 2014 Electric Cars Tesla Model S, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf Price ... - Latin Post | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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Top 2014 Electric Cars Tesla Model S, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf Price ...
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The new cars, which will be known as electric cars, are equipped with smaller, lighter and inexpensive batteries.
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This is a good article about electric cars but i cant get my head round the price of these cars.Here in the UK they are even more expensive, and when they are charged up they still run on dirty electricity, that is powered by coal and gas power stations?how green is that.

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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