Solar power when the sun has set

Nov 19, 2012 Full story: CNN

The professor of materials chemistry at MIT is leading an effort to develop a new kind of battery -- a "liquid metal battery" -- that would enable the economical storage of energy from solar, wind and other sources so that it could be used when homes and businesses need it.

Full Story
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Nov 19, 2012
Donald Sadoway MIT professor and driving force behind Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC)"...invent to the price point of the electricity market..." He talks about 2MWh cargo container sized storage batteries for the grid. What about 40 to 75KWh sized storage units for individual home usage? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to power one's home 24/7 off of the sun, or wind and still have some power left over to charge an electric vehicle or two? Why not create a distributed storage system instead of using very large battery fields. Then V2G storage would be a reality. One that could actually get America out of the fossil fuel business. For home use, some of the heat generated by these high temperature battery packs could be used to help heat the home and domestic hot water. C,mon Sadoway, go, go, go, change the way the World uses and stores energy.
state run senior home

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Nov 19, 2012
Solarman wrote:
Donald Sadoway MIT professor and driving force behind Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC)"...invent to the price point of the electricity market..." He talks about 2MWh cargo container sized storage batteries for the grid. What about 40 to 75KWh sized storage units for individual home usage? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to power one's home 24/7 off of the sun, or wind and still have some power left over to charge an electric vehicle or two? Why not create a distributed storage system instead of using very large battery fields. Then V2G storage would be a reality. One that could actually get America out of the fossil fuel business. For home use, some of the heat generated by these high temperature battery packs could be used to help heat the home and domestic hot water. C,mon Sadoway, go, go, go, change the way the World uses and stores energy.
Looks like somebody in an unfortunate act of desperation put their life savings in a penny stock...
Looking forward to serving you!
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#3 Nov 19, 2012
state run senior home wrote:
<quoted text>
Looks like somebody in an unfortunate act of desperation put their life savings in a penny stock...
Looking forward to serving you!
NO, but it lools like YOU make asinine assumptions based on what little knowledge you have been able to glean in your 15 years of cognizance. Troll off somewhere else.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Alternative Energy Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
The Simple Reason Behind Why Europe Can Have Cl... 37 min IBdaMann 2
Expert: We must act fast on warming (Sep '08) 1 hr IBdaMann 27,351
Let's have a balanced plan for producing the el... Fri Earthling-1 43
Study: Solar energy isna t just for rich libera... Thu Solarman 1
Solar farms 'blight' on the countryside says Li... Oct 22 maryjaneprincton 1
'The Solar Energy Potential for Desalination Pl... Oct 22 Zach 3
Sustainable ambition on Lake Ontario: Waterfron... Oct 22 winds of change 1

Alternative Energy People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE