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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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Safe lithium batteries with a long service life - Phys.Org

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Safe lithium batteries with a long service life
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With the help of new materials and additional improvements, researchers at Siemens have managed to make lithium-ion batteries safer and extend their service life.
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Where have we heard this before?

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eGlideGoodies on Twitter: "New Patent Pending tool to aid in lifting out heavy motorcycle batteries from small spaces. http://t.co/c1SyED5dvi"

eGlideGoodies on Twitter: "New Patent Pending tool to aid in lifting out heavy motorcycle batteries from small spaces. http://t.co/c1SyED5dvi" | All about batteries | Scoop.it
New Patent Pending tool to aid in lifting out heavy motorcycle batteries from small spaces. http://t.co/c1SyED5dvi
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This new tool will be good news because some batteries are difficult to remove from a small space. I must admit though that i have sen something similar for lifting car batteries, and also there is a strap and hook device for lifting large batteries without any carrying handles.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/motorcycle-batteries

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Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production - autoevolution

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Renault Partners with Billionaire Vincent Bollore on EV Production
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Last year, blue Solutions, a manufacturer of lithium-metal-polymer car batteries, went public, nearly doubling in value over the course of 2014.
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Will this just be another money wasting exercise or will the new venture take off? only time will tell.

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Deploying Electric Vehicles in Fleets - EV Fleet World

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EV Fleet World Deploying Electric Vehicles in Fleets EV Fleet World Increased choice is driving competition between manufacturers and competition is helping drive down the purchase price of EVs ahead of further reductions expected as large scale...
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This is a very good and in depth article about the possible use of electric vehicles in fleets, of i presume small vans. Although not for everyone it could be that some fleets and leasing companies will be offered the use of electric vans.

A good article if you are interested in this kind of thing.

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VARTA Microbattery and Höganäs Collaborate on Groundbreaking Drive ... - ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)

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VARTA Microbattery and Höganäs Collaborate on Groundbreaking Drive ...
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Varta batteries have always been a dynamic and innovative company. This includes the latest of their successes, in developing a better battery for powering battery driven cycles.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/varta

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IDTechEx: Big strategy decisions ahead for electric cars - IDTechEx.com (press release)

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Renault has the Twizy, Toyota has the pure electric iRoad three wheel motorcycle. Others are not so sure but they must take a ...
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This article covers the future problems that car makers will have to resolve about the production of varying technologies and which system they are going to use , so that they can plan a strategy.

I think that the future will bring a mix of different technology driven cars and the consumer will determine which type comes off the best.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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After a bad year, a fallen Silicon Valley startup is back to fix its battery - Quartz

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Quartz After a bad year, a fallen Silicon Valley startup is back to fix its battery Quartz Envia Systems, the once high-flying Silicon Valley lithium-ion battery startup that was engulfed in allegations of product misrepresentation last year, is...
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Hi it looks like GM were;lets say misled abut the capacity of the batteries from Quartz Envia Systems, and so threw them out.

But the government just keep on throwing money at the problems that are faced with these electric car Lithium-Ion batteries.

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Tweet from @car_daily_

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Battle of the batteries
RT for BMW
Fav for Tesla http://t.co/auP4fIDpbd
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Meet the ex-army man who's travelling 11000 miles around the UK on a mobility ... - WalesOnline

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Meet the ex-army man who's travelling 11000 miles around the UK on a mobility ...
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... when he reaches the end of his trek in October – a well-earned break perhaps?
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Wow what a guy

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Silicon Valley rich dudes rejoice: Tesla Roadsters getting replacement, 400-mile batteries

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Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn't something that automakers have done, historically--but electric cars may change that rule. Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has suggested that the Sil...
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BMW battery programming and/or registration

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BMW battery programming and/or registration (The Myth of ‘Programming’ or ‘Registering’ BMW batteries http://t.co/7qaYnfA3FM)...
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This is a grey area that i am going to investigate for my blog. Do you need special equipment to fit an AGM battery to stop/start cars? come say yes and some say no.

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AGM battery won't take a charge? Don't pitch it- try this instead ...

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AGM, or Absorbed Glass Matt batteries are finding their way into more and more cars on the road. Once found mainly in high performance cars, your everyday driver might just have one under the hood. These batteries don't ...
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This small article gives you a good tip for resurrecting your flat AGM battery, Most cars will have this type of battery fitted for stop/start operations.

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Should Behind the Meter Energy Storage Be Controlled by Grid Operators? - Energy Collective

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Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned - BBC News

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Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned
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A second centre for research into "wonder-material" graphene is to be built in Manchester, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
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This is good news for the city of Manchester, where graphene  research has hit new heights. A further government grant will that more research and development can be carried out to help the development of new battery products.

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A Battery Bank for Off-Grid Living - Mother Earth News

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Lessons From Off-Grid Living
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You can install grid-tied solar panels without batteries, but to be off-grid, you'll need batteries to store power for use at night.
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This article tells about the need to have a bank of batteries if you are using off grid solar or wind power. These batteries will store the energy that can be then released at night when the sun goes down, we recommend Trojan batteries for this purpose, they are lead acid and AGM deep cycle tough heavy duty batteries, and are excellent for this purpose.

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/trojan-batteries

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Toyota Steps Away From Tesla's Batteries - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Toyota Steps Away From Tesla's Batteries
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Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, this week said the company may reach a new partnership with Toyota in the next two or three years.
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Hi I always did find it strange that Toyota were going down the Hydrogen Cell road in their car development? so why join up with Tesla you will be concentrating on the electric cars?

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Why Musk Is Building Batteries in a Desert When No One Is Buying - Bloomberg

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Why Musk Is Building Batteries in a Desert When No One Is Buying
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So why has Musk designed a gigafactory to produce batteries for half a million cars a year (twice the number that's been put on the road by all companies combined)?
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I guess the guy is very optimistic about future car sales, but unless the price comes down drastically, then i am not so sure.

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Auto-Rickshaw Going from India to the UK -on Battery and Solar Power [Video] - autoevolution

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Auto-Rickshaw Going from India to the UK on Solar Power [Video]
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Power comes from batteries which can be recharged by plugging them to the grid or by those solar panels on the vehicle.
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Wow i hope he does not forget his passport and has a current MOT test for this car, when he arrives in the UK.

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Weekend Heatwave Threatens -Car Batteries - WRGT TV Fox 45

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Weekend Heatwave Threatens Car Batteries
WRGT TV Fox 45
Higher temperatures break down the insides of car batteries and increase the risk that your car won't start. So what can you do?
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Many car drivers do not know that heat as well as cold can affect your car battery. This usually comes in the form of your battery overheating and boiling up the batteries acid, causing it to fail. This normally happens the following day when the temperature is colder and the car will not start.

This is one of the reasons why the new start-stop AGM batteries are fitted anywhere but under the bonnet (hood), to keep the battery cooler. www.batterieontheweb.co.uk

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Old Rutland landfill site of new solar microgrid - vtdigger.org

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Old Rutland landfill site of new solar microgrid
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GMP has not decided how to account for the renewable energy certificates for the power generated by panels and stored in the batteries.
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When Will Battery Storage Attain Grid Parity? - CleanTechnica

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When Will Battery Storage Attain Grid Parity?
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The big question for consumers and utilities is when will socket parity arrive for solar and battery storage? Some suggest it is years away.
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The solar panel revolution is reaching the point that they are affecting the way he national grids operate, big changes to correct the imbalance will have to made in the near future.

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Pros and Cons Of GEL and AGM | The Official Blog Of MCA Batteries

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Pros and Cons Of GEL and AGM http://t.co/4Sli728YQY #batteries #solarpower #vrlabatteries
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Both AGM and Gel batteries are the best batteries to use for Solar Power backup storage, the make of battery is up the individual what make of battery he purchases.

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Old car batteries could make cheaper, more efficient solar panels - Washington Post

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PennEnergy Old car batteries could make cheaper, more efficient solar panels Washington Post Lead-acid car batteries have the potential to cause a whole host of environmental issues, but their continued use – which allows manufacturers to recycle...
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This is a great piece of news for anybody in the solar and battery industry. It will solve a few problems in the near future.

One of them is the the problem of lead acid batteries in the future. We all know that these old batteries are now 95% recycled, but when other car battery materials come along, then there will be a need look for other means of getting rid of the old batteries and turning the lead into a material for solar cells will be a great benefit to us all.

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Big Batteries Are Starting to Boost the Electric Grid - NBCNews.com

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NBCNews.com Big Batteries Are Starting to Boost the Electric Grid NBCNews.com Long hailed as a game changer that will allow unlimited amounts of wind and solar energy onto the electric power grid, big rechargeable batteries are beginning to move...
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This is the largest battery i have ever seen?

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Batteries On The Web|110 VARTA F17 BLUE DYNAMIC CAR BATTERY

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VARTA CAR BATTERY (Cheap car batteries UK http://t.co/Oli7Wwbvmm)
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