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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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Battery Storage-Solar-powered Vessels Becoming a Reality

Battery Storage-Solar-powered Vessels Becoming a Reality | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Learn more about cutting edge green propulsion and batteries: http://t.co/JEIGEVgeLv RT @Newz_Sacramento
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As a regular walker on the tow paths of our local canals here in Yorkshire,UK, i have been impressed by the number of water vessels that are now using solar panels linked up with a battery bank.

This is what this great article is about, as it is also happening in many other places in the world simultaneously.

The most popular batteries for the storage of power, at the moment are AGM sealed lead acid batteries. I do feel though that Lithium-Ion batteries will be catching them up though in the coming years, when the price drops to a more competeive level.

The boat used in this article is a 4.0 cruise motor, which delivers the thrust of the equivalent of two 9.9 HP regular gas combustion engines. The electric motors are run on pure sunlight giving zero emissions, and can drive the boat for up to 50 miles on a sunny day and then the boat can be switched to battery power.

The boat is fitted with a 5 KW solar panel, charging two battery banks. One bank uses AGM lead acid batteries, and the other bank uses  Torqeedo’s Power 26-104 lithium batteries. It is hoped that data can be collected from both types of batteries to compare their individual performance and cost effectiveness.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=boat+batteries 

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batteriesontheweb offer cheap car batteries from Lucas batteries

batteriesontheweb offer cheap car batteries from Lucas batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Toyota Hilux 2004 MK II [1983-2005] Pickup 2.4 D 2446ccm 79HP 58KW (Diesel) 069 Lucas New Car Battery SEALED - MAINTENANCE FREE 12V - 68AH 550 AMPS COLD START (SAE) 4 YEAR WARRANTY Corrosion resistant SPECS : L 256mm x W 175mm x H 220mm Positive...
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Lucas car batteries are a first class battery product offering a long guarantee and a long life to the owner.

batteriesontheweb are one the best UK battery sellers online.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=lucas 

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Best Harley Motorcycle Battery, 5 years old

Best Harley Motorcycle Battery, 5 years old. I had this sealed Odyssey motorcycle battery (part no. PC535) for at least 5 years and it still starts the bike no ...
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the power of the Odyssey battery range is phenomenal? This guy has had his harley Davidson bike battery for more that 5 years.

Although the batteries are more expensive in the first place, you get what you pay for.

The odyssey batteries are made from very tightly packed new lead cells and are fully sealed AGM batteries.

They are available online in the UK from Batteriesontheweb.co.uk.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3672364-odyssey-motorcycle-batteries-dealers-PC535-Battery-12V-535-Cranking-Amps.html 

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Lucas Motorcycle Scooter Battery Suzuki YTX16

Genuine Lucas Motorcycle Scooter Battery Suzuki YTX16 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KJMGPYE?tag=weiradlaemm06-21 Feature * Original equipment ...
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lucas motorcycle battery

The YTX16-BS Lucas motorcycle battery is a "liquifix" battery. This is a popular battery fitting many types of motorcycle including some of the Suzuki range.

One thing to remember when purchasing a new battery is to fit the same part numbers as the battery that you are taking off.

Some riders think they can fit a bigger battery and then become unstuck.

lucas motorcycle batteries are one of the best batteries online and can be purchased here in the UK at...http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=lucas+ytx16-bs 

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Lucas Deep Cycle AGM Golf Trolley-LSLC22-12G - 22AH

LSLC22-12G - 22AH Lucas Deep Cycle AGM Golf Trolley http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007NZ8LBU?tag=plasamainan-21 Feature * Lucas golf power batteries ...
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golf trolley batteries uk

The 22 amp golf trolley battery is one of our best sellers. The battery is at the smaller end of the golf battery range and is suitable for many of the smaller golf courses.

The battery is 12 volts and completely sealed.

These batteries are available in the UK online with a next working day delivery at a great PRICE... http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=lucas+22+amp+golf+battery 


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Tina thrilled as she wins battle over her scooter - Portsmouth News

Tina thrilled as she wins battle over her scooter - Portsmouth News | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Most of us take getting out and about for granted. A walk to the shops, a stroll along the beach, walking the dog are all second nature.
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This lady has a right to jump for joy?

She has just got her mobility scooter working again and can now go to the shops and walk her dog.

Good for her?

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Batteries and Renewable Energy Set to Grow Together

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As sun and wind become bigger parts of the electricity mix, scientists are pushing to increase the capacity of battery storage.
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Large solar battery storage systems will soon be the norm, throughout the world. The one shown in the image is a battery bank that has been built into a 20 foot container and can sore enough solar provided energy for a small town.

This article outlines the targets for solar power production in California USA, where they have many hours of sunshine.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/blog/read_125972/battle-is-on-for-home-power-storage-batteries.html

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XV31MF Batteries : Lucas XV Supreme Leisure Battery 110ah : Pellontyre and Auto Centre

XV31MF Batteries : Lucas XV Supreme Leisure Battery 110ah : Pellontyre and Auto Centre | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The XV31MF leisure battery is becoming the top selling battery fro leisure vehicles and are available at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk.
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This battery is now the most popular battery that is used for leisure vehicles in the UK.

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Formula E: di Grassi, da Costa still with... - NBCSports.com

Formula E: di Grassi, da Costa still with... - NBCSports.com | All about batteries | Scoop.it
After Argentina, both di Grassi, da Costa have something to prove this weekend in Miami.
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Formula E could help to quicken the battery evolution?

In my opinion the development of Formula E was started to try improving and speeding up the development of the Lithium-Ion batteries that are used in these cars.

Over the past years this has been the norm with many new technologies and inventions coming from the stables of the F1 car manufacturers. On-board diagnostics were used in the F1 cars years before they were introduced on normal cars for emission controls and the battery pack used on the FE cars will be no different.

The batteries used consist of 200 tightly packed cells, which all discharge heat when they are discharged in use. This is one of the big challenges that E cars must overcome?

The cars will have to have a battery cooling system devised to be integrated into the electric racing cars design. As far as I know the cars are using SAFT VL41M battery cells which are well on top of the technology that is available at the moment.

The problem is a common one, the batteries overheat when discharged, and they then get hot and fail quicker, these are some of the problems to overcome, also the batteries cannot be changed at say a pit-stop and so the whole car has to be changed. I am not sure whether or not this is something to do with safety, but I suspect it is, anyhow the ruling body the FIA won’t allow this at the moment.

It will be interesting though to see what comes out of this form of racing in the future.

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VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 69 - AGM Versus Traditional Batteries

VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 69 - AGM Versus Traditional Batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Brad Bisaillon, director of strategic accounts, North America and Europe, for the Trojan Battery Company, discusses the differences between AGM and traditional batteries.
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A good battery video to watch for the Trojan battery fans amongst,us and this includes me.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3603081-27TMXWNT-12-VOLT-TROJAN-TRAFFIC-LIGHTS-BATTERY.html

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AAA urges Motorists to use Winter tyres and Caution while Driving in Winter Weather - Clarksville Online

AAA urges Motorists to use Winter tyres and Caution while Driving in Winter Weather - Clarksville Online | All about batteries | Scoop.it
3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles Tampa, FL - Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure thei...
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I was amazed at the amount of snow that has been falling in the Boston area of America?

We have friends living there and we have shared pictures on Facebook, and i just cannot believe the heavy snowfall, please be prepared for such horrible weather.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/8893/Kumho+KW23+20555R16

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New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid - Inhabitat (blog)

New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid - Inhabitat (blog) | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? Tesla is working on a house battery that could help you break up with your expensive utility company, essentially turning any home into an off-grid abode.
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Is it legal to run off grid in the USA/

I mat sound pessimistic, but what if you are having problems?

Who do call for help, it does happen ?

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917607-Solar-Batteries.html

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Great step for Tesla

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Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time?

Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
One of the things electric-car owners worry about is long-term battery degradation. It’s a well-established fact that lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity as they undergo numerous charge/discharge cycles.
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Very interesting and factual article about the Ev battery life, well worth a read.

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car batteries and new battery technology

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Citroen 2CV 4 & 2CV 6 1968-90-063 TUNGSTONE CAR BATTERY#batteries
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Tungstone batteries are back into the battery market place after a long absence. The original batteries were made in Market Harborough,  Leicestershire,  England.

The factory closed, i think because of foreign imports that were much cheaper to buy.

The Tungstone batteries are now made in South Korea by a well known battery manufacturer and now bear the famous name .

 http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=TUNGSTONE+BATTERIES 

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Batteries on the web are odyssey motorcycle batteries dealers

Batteries on the web are odyssey motorcycle batteries dealers | All about batteries | Scoop.it
odyssey motorcycle batteries dealers PC535 Battery 12V 535 Cranking Amps
AGM motorcycle Battery
12 VOLT BATTERY
14 AH
CCA 200
L170mm W99mm H155mm
FREE DELIVERY UK MAINLAND
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Pc535 is a great motorcycle battery? they have been known to last over 5 years, which makes them an excellent investment.They are also very safe a they are fully sealed batteries and are spill proof.

 http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3672364-odyssey-motorcycle-batteries-dealers-PC535-Battery-12V-535-Cranking-Amps.html 

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Late-Model Vehicles Place High Demands On Batteries - Tire Review Magazine - Tire Review

Late-Model Vehicles Place High Demands On Batteries - Tire Review Magazine - Tire Review | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Long, cold winters are hard on car batteries, but long hot summers can be even harsher.
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This is something that is not common knowledge to the average car driver?

Car batteries are just as likely to fail in the heat of summer as they are in the cold of winter. The heat of the engine combined with the outside temperature, can make the electrolyte in the battery boil. This helps to make the inside of the battery disintegrate and very often will damage a cell.

This in turn will make the whole battery fail and a new one will be required.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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Lucas 12V 34AH-VRLA/AGM Golf Equipment Battery

Lucas VRLA/AGM Golf Equipment Battery 12V 34AH http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JADU85U?tag=plasamainan-21 Feature * AGM and technology Extra ...
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electric golf trolley batteries

The 34 amp golf trolley battery is also one of our most popular golfing batteries.

They are fully sealed and are 34 amp deep cycle batteries that are known as AGM batteries which stands for "absorbed glass matting" batteries.

This battery is available online in the UK at a great discounted price from...http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3602581-GOLF-AND-MOBILITY-BATTERY-12-volt-34-amp-LUCAS-GOLF-BATTERY-12volt-34-amp-Lucas-Golf-Battery.html 

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Lucas Leisure Battery 12v-100Ah LL26MF

Leisure Battery 12v-100Ah Lucas LL26MF http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0043QOE4A?tag=weiradlaemm06-21 Feature * Calcium Technology * Enhanced ...
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leisure batteries for motorhomes

The Lucas leisure battery is truly a great product. The LL26MF battery is probably our biggest selling leisure battery.

The main use for these batteries is for caravans and motorhomes. They are maintenance free and as i say they are Lucas leisure batteries available from ...http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/search.php?pageid=3178516&q=lucas+leisure+batteries 

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Mobility scooter batteries-Care tips and advice

Mobility scooter batteries-Care tips and advice | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Mobility scooter battery: Mobility scooter batteries will need to be maintained just like any other piece of machinery. Make sure your mobility scooter battery lives longer and works correctly by following our 5 tips.
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In the past 10 years or so mobility scooters have been a very popular buy for disabled and elderly people who find it difficult the walk for any sort of distance.

We have all seen there popularity grow in our towns and cities in most western countries. What a lot of people dont know is that these machines run on batteries?

Some of the scooters run on a 24 volt system and some on a 12 volt lead acid system. The scooters will run all day on a single charge and are then put on charge over night for the next day.

Our most popular seller is for 2x 12volt 12 amp batteries, that are connected together to make a 24 volt system. These batteries are kept in a plastic safety cover with easy access fro re-charging.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917587-Mobility-Batteries.html

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Batteries that help cars save fuel hit world's largest automotive market

Batteries that help cars save fuel hit world's largest automotive market | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Johnson Controls Inc. has started production in China of advanced lead-acid batteries to help cars made in China increase gas mileage and reduce emissions linked to climate change.
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Stop- start batteries are expected to reach record levels, with an estimated sales of 49 million a year by 2020, with 2 out of every 5 cars in China fitted with this type of AGM batteries.

American battery makers Johnson Controls are manufacturing this type of batteries in their plant in China.

Here in the UK we market the AGM batteries for stop-start vehicle under the trade name of Varta.

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/cat_917598-Start-Stop-Batteries.html


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Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes - New York Times

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes - New York Times | All about batteries | Scoop.it
As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities.
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This is a problem that will only get worse with time?

Governments want us to use as much renewable energy as possible, but the amount of solar panels that are now being used is affecting the way that the national grids of countries are operating.

So much so that in Hawaii householder are not been allowed to fit solar panels to their house roofs.

This is story that will be replicated around the world as government struggle to mix the two systems in some sort of uni formal pattern.

In my opinion the only way forward will be large local battery storage banks, to store the solar energy during the day and release at  night.

This has been successful in some Caribbean islands, so we know it can work?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Old chemistry gives jolt to modern batteries

Old chemistry gives jolt to modern batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Chemical reactions discovered in the 19th century improve the performance of futuristic batteries.
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Just as i have always said?

batteries will not be that different in future years. All we are getting now is promises,promises and could be and would be?

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Bitter cold may cause your car's battery to lose strength - wwlp.com

Bitter cold may cause your car's battery to lose strength - wwlp.com | All about batteries | Scoop.it
The persistent cold may not only be tiring for you but it may also be wearing out parts of your car. 22news is working for you with what cha…
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This article tells us what most people know, or do they?

It is a good idea to check the condition of your battery before the winter arrives and replace it before it could let you down.

Especially in the horrific snow storms that you have been experiencing in the USA. You just would not to get stuck with a flat battery?

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Battery Powered - Foreign Affairs

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The plunge in oil prices that began in mid-2014 has been relentless. It has pushed a clutch of oil-exporting nations into deficit spending, hobbled Russia’s ambitions, and altered the calculus behind Iran’s nuclear program.
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This is one of best articles that i have read on this subject and is based on a book, that i am certainly going to buy. it looks at all sides of the argument relating to off grid electric storage and other fuels of the future.

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Toyota dealer wanted $4400 to repair hybrid battery, fix turned out to cost $10 - Geek

Toyota dealer wanted $4400 to repair hybrid battery, fix turned out to cost $10 - Geek | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Cars are a lot more complicated than they used to be with less modular designs and more technology under the hood. That makes repairs more difficult and expensive, and then you figure in [...]
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This is a great story about a hybrid car that went wrong?

The battery was showing certain error codes and the local Toyota dealer wanted to fit a new battery costing????

Worth a read yourself.

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