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BATTERY TALK- The 27-year Electric Car Battery - EV World

BATTERY TALK- The 27-year Electric Car Battery - EV World | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The 27-year Electric Car Battery
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Germany's Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg develops lithium-ion battery capable of 10,000 complete charge, discharge cycles.
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With all the negetive vibes coming from the "battery world of experts" it is a pleasure to read some positive news coming out of this story. The original post comes from Treehugger and i have included a small piece from the article...

"So after 78,000 miles in about 2 years (he's probably passed 80,000 miles by the time you read this, at the rate he's going), charging the LEAF at home, at work, and sometimes at fast-charge stations along the way, how is Mr. Marsh's battery doing?"... http://www.treehugger.com/cars/nissan-leaf-owner-drove-78000-electric-miles-charging-twice-day.html  


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AGM Batteries-Day 18: BATTERIES,SOME MORE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

AGM Batteries-Day 18: BATTERIES,SOME MORE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Day 18 of #100daysofsolarnuggets Hello every one We have spent the past few days looking at batteries, Deep cycl
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Battery for the future-This technology may one day replace your lithium-ion batteries 

Battery for the future-This technology may one day replace your lithium-ion batteries  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion batteries are in billions of high-tech devices, gadgets and, increasingly, cars. So if they are that bad, why isn’t there already new technology to make them obsolete?
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This is good to read, informative article about the thoughts of the author, regarding the future of batteries.

He is looking ahead of Lithium-Ion batteries, to perhaps the lithium-air battery products. Well, worth  look at for future battery developments?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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Lead-acid solar batteries-Charging 12v 44ah C/FR AGM PBA batteries with a 1.1a digital charger to fully charge 

Lead-acid solar batteries-Charging 12v 44ah C/FR AGM PBA batteries with a 1.1a digital charger to fully charge  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Special Thanks to Batteries + Bulbs 897  (<-Click to Link)
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It was nice to see a post that was written by the author. He also included a little experience in the content. Something that i find is getting rarer, these days. Short and sweet would be the description about linking together 12-volt 44Ah batteries, for solar storage.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/?swoof=1&product_cat=solar-batteries 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to a Place Near You - Boomer Warrior

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to a Place Near You - Boomer Warrior | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The building of electric vehicle charging stations is a key step in the transition of the transportation sector to a clean energy platform.
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You will need thousands like this say is 200 cars need charging at the same time.???

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UK’s National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries | Alphatech5 Energy Blog

UK’s National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries | Alphatech5 Energy Blog | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Alphatech5 is a leading source of news about Energy, Renewable Energy, Alternative Energy, Emerging Technology, Climate Change and Global Warming.
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This is yet more good news coming out of the UK.  Due to the Brexit, we have all been in a doom and gloom mode. I think that once we are past the two year mark and we are released from the shackles of the European Union, then the UK will be a world trading power again and it will include cleaner energy stratagies. 

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/gov_handbook.pdf 

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Faradion and AGM Batteries wins government funding for sodium-ion EV batteries | Myinforms

Faradion and AGM Batteries wins government funding for sodium-ion EV batteries | Myinforms | All about batteries | Scoop.it

· Partnership will develop sodium-ion chemistry for use in road cars by 2025 · Sodium-ion battery technology could significantly reduce the cost of future electric vehicles · £38m Innovate UK fund aims to make the UK a global leader in...

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It would be great to see some new innovation coming out of the UK.Sodium-ion battery technology looks to b a much cheaper option to the present lithium-ion batteries that are now in common use.

The other bonus is that they are cheaper to produce and much safer to use.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/06/sodium-ion-cells-battery/ 

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Lead batteries Fighting Back – energy storage for a low carbon future

Lead batteries Fighting Back – energy storage for a low carbon future | All about batteries | Scoop.it
How lead batteries are supporting a new generation of low-carbon transport, and take-up of renewable energy technologies
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This article, is music to my ears? Amidst all the Lithium-Ion talk comes this article about the on-going work involving a 48-volt lead acid system to help reduce emissions.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/06/lithium-ion-battery-materials-scandal/ 

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Consumer Batteries Market Trends

Consumer Batteries Market Trends | All about batteries | Scoop.it
New Generation Smart Power Batteries Gain Prominence https://t.co/8H6uRkMV6r
#MarketBytes #GIAResearch https://t.co/yewLwH430n
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Once again Lithium-Ion comes out as a hero? The world has gone mad trying to invent the perfect battery.

All this when the old faithful lead acid batteries just keep plodding on giving their owners hours of great service, without needing to use CHILDREN to dig cobalt out of the ground in Africa.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/06/lithium-ion-battery-materials-scandal/ 

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Solar power home storage systems put to test

Solar power home storage systems put to test | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Home storage systems for electricity produced by photovoltaics facilities are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining.
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I am getting bored with reading articles about the favored Lithium-Ion battery technologies. These batteries are thrown at us on a daily basis.

New batteries are starting to emerge, such as the Sodium-Ion cells battery, but in the mean-time we sell and fit millions of old- fashioned lead-acid batteries. These battery products have become the Mr. reliable of the car market. Lasting five or six years, they are a very cost effective product, that we take for granted.

Due to emission considerations, the lead-acid battery could be getting a facelift. Big changes are afoot in the world’s auto industry. Other battery technologies are leaping ahead. There are however moves afoot to revamp the old 12-Volt battery system to a new 48-Volt system that would transform and reduce a cars emission figures.

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Battery storage-20 energy storage disruptors

Battery storage-20 energy storage disruptors | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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This is a great article and should be read with interest. I was struck by the number of companies around the world that are now coming up with viable battery storage systems. These systems can be used for whole communities as well as residential areas. 

Countries from as far apart as Japan and Canada are all playing their part in developing the best battery power storage system.

Good luck to them?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog  

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Fire concerns prompt HP recall of notebook batteries

Fire concerns prompt HP recall of notebook batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Hardware vendor issues global alert following safety concerns.
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Battery safety recall; I have always been skeptical about the safety of some of these new technology batteries. as a result, Lithium-Ion batteries, have not stood the test of time and are being fitted to millions of our electrical appliances.

Especially relevant. I know that individual Lithium-Ion batteries are not allowed in the cargo hold of many airlines. The airline companies certainly do not trust these products.

More reading... www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog 

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Battery Storage-EDF switches entire residential PV offering to self-consumption

Battery Storage-EDF switches entire residential PV offering to self-consumption | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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I hope that France are leading the way? we need to look at this as a good move towards greater participation in solar power and solar storage. It is also happening in Germany and Australia. People will have the choice to opt out of the national grid systems and go for storing and using their own power from solar panels and a back-up battery system.

more reading www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog 

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4 Things You Do That Kill Your Car Batteries 

4 Things You Do That Kill Your Car Batteries  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Unless you pay attention, it might be easy to miss signs that tell you your car’s batteries are in serious trouble. Here are some of the ways you drain your
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This is a refreshing article to me because it reminds me that we still have millions of old fashioned gas burning cars, that we at normal garages can work on and bring us employment.

The world has gone mad with the rush to put all the garages and the millions of the workforce that work in this sector, out of a JOB.

Yes, that’s right? When the electric cars start to take over, then there will be millions of people who work in the auto-sector without any jobs.

The useless politicians do not have a clue as to the enormity of problem that they will create, the Auto industry is vast and millions will be out of work. They will be no engines to service, no car parts companies, no service stations, and they will become obsolete.

WOW!!!!!

www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/ 

 

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Check your batteries-Tweet from @openbay

Check your batteries-Tweet from @openbay | All about batteries | Scoop.it
As it gets cold out, people are bound to be met with dead car batteries. Follow these tips to avoid that this year.… https://t.co/qrTvtFwr0a
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Only a tweet but still good advice about looking after you car battery. Hence, before winter arrives. A pre-winter check can determine what condition your battery is in. If it requires a new one, then change it now. Do not wait until it lets you down in an inconvenient place.

www.mobilitybatterystore.co.uk 

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Install your mobility scooter batteries-can save you money

Install your mobility scooter batteries-can save you money | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Install your mobility scooter batteries- By installing your own batteries, you can save money. Because you can buy your batteries online.
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A post about saving money by installing your own mobility batteries. The saving comes when the mobility scooter owner buys his battery online.

www.mobilitybatterystore.co.uk  

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World's Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles

World's Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles | All about batteries | Scoop.it
More than 18,000 lithium ion battery packs would replace a gas-fired power plant used to meet peak demand
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Although, this is good news for the future of Los Angeles (LA). The power storage solution though is well overdue?

They are expected to have many blackouts shortly. The good news is that LA is not the only large city to try overcome supply problems. Countries are recognising that cheap solar energy and electricity that is produced by wind turbines is the way forward.

The only problem is to find a solution to store the energy that is produced during the day and then releasing it at night when the demand is high. Here in the UK, it is common knowledge that they are looking for storage solutions in and around the vast London area.

More reading   www.mobilitybatterystore.co.uk 

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501K Hoverboards Recalled Over Exploding Batteries

501K Hoverboards Recalled Over Exploding Batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Ten companies are recalling 501Ten companies are recalling 501,000 hoverboards sold nationwide over lithium-ion batteries that can overheat and explode, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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More bad news for lithium-ion batteries. This time they have been overheating and exploding.

Not very good for the rider?

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Recycling car batteries: What’s old is new [infographic]

Recycling car batteries: What’s old is new [infographic] | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Old lead-acid car batteries are nearly 100% recyclable. “New” lead-acid car batteries are now made with up to 80% recycled parts.
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The fact that lead acid batteries are almost totally recyclable, is a modern wonder. This article explains in detail about this great product. I hope that the Lithium-Ion batteries will find such a place in the great recycling place in the sky?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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Researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries

Researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A Stanford University research lab has developed new technologies to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges - clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage.
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Stanford Universty is one of the leading centres for power storage for use on auto's and solar power. This article follows some of their development in this field.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/oblog/ 

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Solar battery storage-Red tape flattens solar battery revolution

Solar battery storage-Red tape flattens solar battery revolution | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Red tape threatens to flatten the solar storage battery revolution by restricting the use of solar panels and batteries.
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This is an article about the way that governments don't do joined up writing? This is in Australia, but it could apply to anywhere, regarding solar panels and now solar storage.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog 

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BMW i3 batteries will become energy storage systems for the home

BMW i3 batteries will become energy storage systems for the home | All about batteries | Scoop.it
First, there was the Powerwall, the wall-mounted battery from Tesla Motors designed to store electricity generated by solar panels and help consumers escape the grid.
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Nice to see that all the leading car makers are using Lithium-Ion batteries. These batteries have dirty hands though. One of the chemicals that make these batteries up COBALT, is mined in Africa and uses CHILD LABOUR to dig out the substance from deep underground mines. 

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/06/lithium-ion-battery-materials-scandal/ 

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Sodium-Ion cells battery-Design News - Blog - Researchers Team Up for Cheaper Solar Energy Battery Storage

Sodium-Ion cells battery-Design News - Blog - Researchers Team Up for Cheaper Solar Energy Battery Storage | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Three UK research entities have teamed up in a partnership to develop sodium-ion cells as a low-cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries for solar energy storage.
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As I have written on many occasions, the collection and storage of solar energy is becoming a major issue to many government backed schemes. Here in the UK we are no different?

The task of solving the problem of a viable battery storage system has been tackled at the WMG, part of the University of Warwick. The work has been carried out in conjunction with two companies, Faradion and Moixa. The three partners in this project have worked together to develop the Sodium-Ion cells battery.

More reading www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog 

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Toyota Advances Safer, Longer-Lasting Rechargeable Batteries | Sustainable Brands

Toyota Advances Safer, Longer-Lasting Rechargeable Batteries | Sustainable Brands | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, engineers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) announced they made a breakthrough in magnesium battery technology that could lead to smaller, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for “everything from cars...
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In the recent past, earlier in the year (2016), scientific engineers from the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), came up with the idea of using magnesium battery technology as a new concept that could eventually, replace the Lithium-Ion battery that is currently in favour with the auto and telecommunications sector.

The development of this new battery would give it an advantage in size, because it could be made much smaller and longer lasting, than the technologies that are used at the moment. The new battery development could be used for things as diverse as mobile phones and car batteries.

More reading www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog 

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How to Choose-Install- Motorcycle Batteries 

How to Choose-Install- Motorcycle Batteries  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Although a motorcycle battery and other types of vehicle batteries are built for longevity, over time batteries... https://t.co/mcHkHxdySZ
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    Bikers are probably the best knowledgeable people, when it comes to buying a battery. They always order the correct part number, or upgrade to a better standard of battery, without much fuss?

The worse ones i would say are golfers. We get more problems from golfers than any other battery buying sector.

They seem to be oblivious to the charging requirements of their batteries. They are always claiming that their batteries are faulty, when they only required the correct charging for a sealed AGM battery.    

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