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Schneider Electric Partners With Canadian Energy to Grow Canadian Off-Grid ... - EIN News (press release)

Schneider Electric Partners With Canadian Energy to Grow Canadian Off-Grid ... - EIN News (press release) | All about batteries | Scoop.it
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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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.    

Varta motorcycle and jetski

Our top-selling Powersports product is a powerful, long-lasting YTX20L-BS Varta Motor Cycle Battery 518901 026 that’s simple and cost-effective to install. You’ll get reliable starting power from the very first rev, time after time. And when you put the battery through its paces in the most demanding of conditions, it consistently delivers exceptional power. Plus, with 41 models covering every kind of powersport, there’s sure to be a Powersports Freshpack that’s made for the job.

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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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How do I look after my mobility scooter batteries?

How do I look after my mobility scooter batteries? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Mobility scooter users are always asking “How do I look after my mobility scooter batteries?” - Quingo Scooters answer all your questions.
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Quingo Mobility Scooter batteries-Quingo mobility scooters are made to bring all the modern comforts and mobility aid to help people become more mobile whatever their ability or disability. The Classic model is a class 2 vehicle and is built to drive on pavements. The maximum speed that can be reached is 4 mph, making them plenty fast enough to get around towns.

The classic is not afraid to tackle the job of carrying the larger person, with a capacity of up to 25 stone limit. The 250 electric motor is powered by 2x 35 amp AGM batteries, which is capable of being used, in the hilliest of areas, and in cold weather.

More reading....https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/04/quingo-mobility-scooter-batteries/ ;

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 Lithium-ion vs AGM | Victron Energy battery comparison

 Lithium-ion vs AGM | Victron Energy battery comparison | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Victron Energy Blog - On this blog you can read all the news related to Victron Energy.
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Lithium-ion vs AGM 

I must confess that I nearly bypassed this article? There are so many of these battery comparison articles. Comparing AGM  batteries against Lithium-Ion batteries, is no old hat. This article is very long a throws loads of figures at the equation.  

The end result is that differences always go in the favour of the Lithium-Ion batteries. They are lighter and more powerful than their AGM battery counterparts. My own opinion is that we will have a mix of technologies and it will depend on the product manufacturers which type of battery that they choose to fit . A good example is that we have just purchased a new cordless vacuum cleaner with a Lithium-Ion battery fitted. I also bought myself a new lawn mower with a battery start( after 12 years of trying to start my old mower with a cord puller), the new mower was fitted with a 12 volts 5 amps Lucas AGM battery.

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Scientists Create Battery Powered By Pee - Geeky Gadgets

Scientists Create Battery Powered By Pee - Geeky Gadgets | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a battery or miniature fuel cell that is powered by pee and the device is designed to be low cost and expected to be between £1 and £2.
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Hi does this mean that we can start bottling up our pee for a later date?

Or is it just fresh stuff that you can use? what next?  eric roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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TWO x LUCAS 6V 4-5AH batteries- toy cars 6 v batteries

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Batteriesontheweb offer 6v lucas toy cars 6v TWO x LUCAS 6V 4-5AH batteries with a next working day delivery to many UK post codes.

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Lucas Premium 096 CAR Battery 12V 70AH 640CCA 4yr Warranty | eBay

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LUCAS PREMIUM 096 CAR BATTERY - 12V 70ah 640cca 4yr Warranty in Vehicle Parts & Accessories, Car Parts, Electrical Components | eBay

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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?

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog/ 

 

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AGM Start-Stop Batteries-BBL - Blog

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This article is about the use of AGM batteries in the start-stop vehicle market. 

These batteries have more power than the conventional lead-acid batteries. By more power, I mean a much bigger charge-discharge cycle. This helps when the car engine switches off at say a road junction to save energy, it then re-starts when the clutch is pressed.

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Beyond Tesla: solar-powered battery could challenge Australia's soaring electricity pricessolar-powered battery could challenge Australia's soaring electricity prices 

Beyond Tesla: solar-powered battery could challenge Australia's soaring electricity pricessolar-powered battery could challenge Australia's soaring electricity prices  | All about batteries | Scoop.it
ZCell developer says its battery for homes is more efficient and recyclable
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This is where the countries with good sunshine will benefit in the future?

battery storage systems have already been successful in different parts of our planet. This includes whole Island communities. The batteries are stored in 20 ft containers and are charged by the sun during the day. The energy stored in the batteries is then released at night, making aa 24-hour cycle.

This system would be ideal for the remoter parts of Australia. And then spread to the outskirts of towns near to the outback. This will relieve the coal and oil powered national grid and become more eco-friendly. 

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Chauffer Scooters Mobility Batteries-POWERSONIC 35AH

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batteriesontheweb offer POWERSONIC electric scooter Chauffer Scooters Mobility Batteries 12 volt, with a free delivery on the next complete working day

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