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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.

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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
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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!!!!!

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Battery storage on a large scale-Storing The Sun’s Energy Just Got A Whole Lot Cheaper

Battery storage on a large scale-Storing The Sun’s Energy Just Got A Whole Lot Cheaper | All about batteries | Scoop.it
We are witnessing the dawn of a revolution in which the grid rapidly increases renewable energy penetration, and lithium-ion batteries play an increasingly important role.
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This is a great article and does look like the eventual total solar energy solution for the future. In my opinion, we have to create this type of infrastructure, to supply and store power through battery storage systems.

This should start with looking at new business start-up projects similar to the one in this great article. In my opinion, we will need a new generating system, to run along-side the old system. At the moment we are trying to combine the two.

new areas could be established for any new business start ups, with a new solar storage sytem already in place. Similar to all new houses should be fitted with solar panels. At one time, central heating was a luxury item, but now it is part of a new house build. Some of these things would lead to a gradual switch over to solar power, instead of all these solar people running around like headless chickens. We di not seam to have a coordinated plan?

eric roberts  www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog  

 

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How Battery-Powered Rides Could Transform Your CommuteE-Bike Battery-Powered Rides-Could Transform Your Commute 

How Battery-Powered Rides Could Transform Your CommuteE-Bike Battery-Powered Rides-Could Transform Your Commute  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A new wave of electric-powered vehicles—scooters, longboards, unicycles—is ready to whisk you from your mass-transit stop to your final destination. But are cities ready?
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This is a great article about future transport for inner cities. Not electric cars, but e-bikes and electric scooters(segways). I have seen electric bikes on our local roads. 

The first one that i saw was amazing. This guy was on his bike just riding on a flat road. When the flat road turned into a slight hill the guy just glided up the hill without any effort.

It did not click with me at the time but the guy was riding an E-Bike. I was amazed how effortless it looked? 

This is the forward for city dwellers?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog/ 

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 Lithium-Ion Batteries-Now used in the Data Center for stoRAG Lithium-Ion Batteries-Now used in the Data Center for storage back-up 

 Lithium-Ion Batteries-Now used in the Data Center for stoRAG Lithium-Ion Batteries-Now used in the Data Center for storage back-up  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT.
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The race for Lithium-Ion batteries is driving me crazy? This article shows how a company is using Lithium now to replace sealed lead acid batteries.

The Lithium battery is yet to prove itself over a period of time. In my opinion, it has also still a fire risk. These batteries have to act as a backup for the mains power failure so that data can still be recovered, or the computers can still be used. 

Some large institutes such as Banks have massive back-up systems with hundreds of small VRLA batteries all connected together, just in case of a power failure. 

The VRLA batteries have been used for years now and are well proven. They can also be recycled, in fact, 95% of all lead acid batteries are recycled. The lithium battery has yet no record of any recycling capabilities.

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Batteries on the web sell odyssey agm batteries

Batteries on the web sell odyssey agm batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Batteriesontheweb offer odyssey agm batteries on sale at low prices and a next working day delivery
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Quingo Mobility Scooter batteries-2X 35 Amp Powersonic batteries

Quingo Mobility Scooter batteries-2X 35 Amp Powersonic batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Batteriesontheweb offesr 35 Amp Powersonic Quingo Mobility Scooter batteries, with a next working day delivery, to most UK postcodes.
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Golf Cart Battery Sale,Cheap Lucas AGM batteries

Golf Cart Battery Sale,Cheap Lucas AGM batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Batteriesontheweb are having a golf cart battery sale,Lucas Golf batteries come with a twelve-month warranty.to most UK postcodes
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Is energy storage about to go mainstream? | Energy Saving Trust

Is energy storage about to go mainstream? | Energy Saving Trust | All about batteries | Scoop.it
EST spoke with Andy Colthorpe from Solar Media's Energy Storage News - ahead of one of the UK's biggest ever energy storage events taking place on 28 April 2016 - about what's on the horizon for storage in the UK and abroad and how to overcome some...
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Battery storage units, for storing the solar energy gathered by wind turbines and solar panels, is nothing new. There are companies that produce and "giant battery", by joining up  hundreds of AGM batteries, inside a 20 foot storage container.

These are used to store the sun's energy during the daytime and then releasing the stored energy to power the community during the night. At the moment, these systems are used in sunnier climes than the UK. Places such as some of the Caribian islands, such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico,where they have all year round sunshine have succesfuly reduced their reliance on imported electricity from the mainland. 

This would be a different ball game for the UK. But my opinion would be to start with storage systems aligned with electricity sub-stations in local areas. On sunny day's we would save energy by using the stored energy from the giant battery units for night time use. Wind power would still produce energy in winter-time, when sunshine hours were t their lowest strength.

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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.

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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.

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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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Lithium-air catalyst breakthrough could make car and phone batteries last five times longer | Science Teaching Ideas

Lithium-air catalyst breakthrough could make car and phone batteries last five times longer | Science Teaching Ideas | All about batteries | Scoop.it
New materials could make lithium-air batteries possible with more energy than lithium ion batteries. | Science Teaching Ideas
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In my opinion this is the main competitor to Lithium-Ion. This is the first UK filling station to come into operations.

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EV Battery Power-The math, and evidence all around you, that shows shared autonomous vehicles powered by solar power and batteries are inevitable

EV Battery Power-The math, and evidence all around you, that shows shared autonomous vehicles powered by solar power and batteries are inevitable | All about batteries | Scoop.it
In the above image in 1900, we see that there is a single car out of many horse drawn carriages in New York City. Within thirteen years it transformed into one of many cars and one horse. Technolog…
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Hi I have read the other comments and must admit that i am lost in some of the technical details. I am though, fearful for the future of the millions of workers that are now employed in the automotive sector. I own a small garage facility in Halifax UK. I employ 12 local people repairing and servicing regular petrol and diesel driven cars.I do not dispute your predictions, but God help us if they come true. Only the rich will be able to buy these things and millions of us will be without work. I also wonder where the power will come from to charge up the millions of these predicted monsters, when they are plugged in to be charge up every night. The power supply issue should be solved first? also I just cannot imagine 200 cars turning up in Halifax town centre with batteries that need re-charging? the whole country could become grid-locked. I am a self confessed Luddite, but this all needs more joined up thinking? thanks eric roberts

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Car Battery Buying Guide

Car Battery Buying Guide | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Read our Car Battery Buying Guide from the experts at Consumer Reports you can trust to help you make the best purchasing decision.
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This is a very in depth report and some good consumer advice. However? The consumer should look for a few other pointers when buying a new car battery?

These days, price is everything. The market for car batteries, is split into two camps. The price and the people who know what they are looking for. The second part,(the people who know what they are looking for) can also be split up. Some drivers go for a certain brand of battery. Here in the UK the most popular brands are Lucas, Varta and Bosch car batteries. People know these names are prepared to pay a higher price.

They know that the better known brands are more reliable. Here at our head office in Halifax Yorkshire, UK we also fit the batteries for the consumer. We find that we are very highly trusted, with our warranties and people will have our own brand, Apollo-Power. This can be replicated all over the world.

In the USA car batteries are sold by many of the giant retailers such as Walmart. These brands are sourced and fitted out with the stores own brand names. The warranties on these car batteries are trusted by the consumer.

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Why Used Electric Car Batteries Could Be Crucial To A Clean Energy FutureUsed Electric Car Batteries- Could Be Crucial To A Clean Energy Future 

Why Used Electric Car Batteries Could Be Crucial To A Clean Energy FutureUsed Electric Car Batteries- Could Be Crucial To A Clean Energy Future  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Battery costs are plummeting to levels that make electric vehicles (EVs) a truly disruptive technology. Equally disruptive, those batteries can be used for low-cost electricity storage for many years AFTER they can't power an EV.
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In my opinion, we are running before we can walk? so called, experts are already talking about what they can do to the old EV batteries when they have to come to after-life as a car battery. Solar storage?

We should set up a better system of solar power collection to start off with. The whole industry is hit and miss. Governments keep messing about with collection tariffs, and it has been something that the rich can afford. We can all see the solar panels fitted to the roofs of big houses. 

Wind turbines can only be used by farmers, normal people can't buy them because of planning regulations?

So i think that the authorities should start with the horse before the cart approach and sort out solar-collection, before solar battery storage becomes an issue. At least they should keep the speculations about which batteries they may use or not use for future generations.

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The Rise of Hybrid Solar and Lithium-ion Battery Storage

The Rise of Hybrid Solar and Lithium-ion Battery Storage | All about batteries | Scoop.it
One of the biggest innovations in solar has been in the area of lithium-ion battery storage, especially for use in hybrid solar energy systems. Find out why
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This is yet another article telling us about the benefits of having your own battery storage unit linked with your solar panels. This releases the reliance for using on-grid electricity. We now have this in the UK. This is a link to a recent post that i have written.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/04/five-battery-storage-companies/ 

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BatteThese 5 battery companies want to take you off the gridHome Power Batteries-These 5 battery companies want to take you off the grid 

BatteThese 5 battery companies want to take you off the gridHome Power Batteries-These 5 battery companies want to take you off the grid  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
These batteries could help create a more sustainable home.
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This idea, of having your own personal battery storage system, is one of the way forward ideas that could be incorporated in new build housing schemes.

They are also affordable by the better off people who want to save themselves some money and at the same time making more use of an energy saving appliance to help make a greener planet. 

This will be going to my blog, so i have to research as to whether or not these storage systems are legal in the UK, or not. 

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AGM Start-Stop Batteries-BBL - Blog -

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wintertyres-yorkshire is to inform the public of the benefits of using winter tyres in winter

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