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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:59 pm

I've seen some of the videos of Copenhagen at rush-hour, and if those were cars, it would be an endless parking lot (funny, but sad).

While it's true that energy efficiency is less important with clean power, It can make a huge dent in emissions in the meantime. A perfect example of that is the transition into LED lightbulbs. Currently, not only do they reduce emissions, they make off grid solar installs much more effective and cheaper. Even for folks like us that have grid-tied solar power, better energy efficiency allows more of that solar power to flow to the grid and offset dirty power.

Even with totally clean power, the much higher efficiency of an electric bicycle compared to a car would allow a single 100 W solar panel to power my transportation needs, compared to eight 275 W solar panels. While the environmental impact of manufacturing solar panels is fairly minimal, the more efficient our energy usage is, less generation equipment is required, further saving energy and resources.
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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:09 pm

More battery optimism from Broadbit:

https://youtu.be/bKpM325YipQ
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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:09 am

Barking mad optimism:

https://youtu.be/nui7VAqvINY

But prayer problems? :lol:
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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:58 am

A working flow battery product:

https://youtu.be/4OHstY_kKUY

Redflow: http://redflow.com

There are also a number of videos on the Redflow YouTube Channel.

For the home product, the ZCell, see: https://www.zcell.com
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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:54 am

A carbon storing alternative? http://www.carbonnationmovie.com
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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Wed May 10, 2017 9:52 am

Clean Cities? What a novel idea...

https://youtu.be/3ezgmKA-6R4
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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Fri May 12, 2017 8:30 pm

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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Sat May 13, 2017 10:41 am

Looks like this thread has evolved into solutions rather than scaring us to death...
Phximiev wrote:300 mile iMiev with Store-dot battery?
https://www.store-dot.com/business-units
https://youtu.be/s5yuzKR0LAU
Clueless marketeers, using the soundtrack of an ICE vehicle as the BEV starts and drives off at the 00:40sec mark. Doesn't every BEV driver now just cringe when hearing an ICE car start?

They're addressing their FlashBattery being able to quickly absorb a high power jolt, but the allied issue with EV rapid charging is having a very-high energy source available and then being able to dump it quickly into the vehicle without blowing up the source or connection between the two. Last night I spent quite a few hours freezing way up in the remote Sierras at an RV campground resetting their (expletive deleted) 50A circuit breaker which was popping open as I was trying to charge Tesia (my Tesla) … I had to dial the current waaay down… 32A finally held. :twisted: These FlashBattery people are talking transferring energy at thousands of amps.

Rapid charging is only needed when doing an extended and continuous trip (like Rick on Route 66), whereas ordinary L1 and L2 normally meets most people's needs; that said, this would be really useful technology for the commercial industry, especially long-distance truckers.

As far as this FlashBattery is concerned, to paraphrase Elon, "bring me a fully-developed production-ready battery to test, and then we'll talk".
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