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2021-02-28 3 kW Solar + LiFe Battery For Under $3000

This is the kind of setup I would like to have. I would use it to run my heat pump / air conditioner and maybe a few other things like the microwave oven. And it would be used for charging my EV when it’s at home. The two solar PV panels are 800 watts total.

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2021-02-22 Tesla PowerWall, Megapack, StorEn Price Info Per kWh

This article gives an idea of how much a Tesla PowerWall will cost. This StorEn company has only a few employees. They are crowdfunding and have not yet sold a flow battery. They’re supposedly in the business of making vanadium redox flow batteries. https://cleantechnica.com/2020/10/05/tesla-megapack-powerpack-powerwall-battery-storage-prices/ https://www.startengine.com https://www.storen.com Update Feb 23 – TSLA was down to $632

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2021-02-18 EV Batteries Charge In 5 Minutes

They say the problem is ‘range anxiety.’ The batteries can charge 100 miles in 5 minutes. This is one of Hashem’s videos. The references are in the pinned comment. https://www.facebook.com/693504594115135/posts/2330587737073471/?app=fbl

2021-02-13 Article Talks Trash Re: EVs and Lithium Batteries

My replies to article cited by an “electrical engineer with 34 yrs experience”. https://returntonow.net/2021/02/09/the-spiraling-environmental-costs-of-lithium-batteries-could-rival-fossil-fuel/ << Ned Goldston Thanks for the link to the article. The article is written with false information (e.g. li-Ion batteries cannot be recycled), the reference used is at least 8 years out of date, and the most telling is the last

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2021-02-05 Indonesia Receives Investment Proposal From Tesla

The proposal is secret, but Indonesia is demanding development of more than just a nickel mine. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/indonesia-receives-investment-proposal-tesla-035233556.html

2021-01-19 Battery Storage Disrupts Natural Gas Plants

The Hornsdale Battery Storage has made a big disruption in the market for electricity in South Australia. Since it can supply electricity almost instantaneously it outcompetes the gas turbine generating plants even though it is a much smaller percent of the total electric supply. The South Australia state has a large amount of renewables –

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2020-11-17 Tesla Batteries And Supply Constraints

The manufacturing of Electric Vehicles and grid scale storage are constrained by the amounts of batteries that can be supplied by the battery makers around the world. The early Tesla EVs used the ubiquitous 18650 lithium ion cells, something like 6000 per vehicle. In order to reduce costs and weight Tesla went to the larger

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2020-10-07 Tesla Plans On Mass Production Of Li-Ion Cells

@prerunn Said, “… battery cell production isn’t large enough…” The li-Ion cell production is being scaled up to be mass produced in the gigafactories that Tesla is building right now. The cell production lines are being optimized for maximum production at minimum costs. All of the cells Tesla makes will be used in their products

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2020-09-17 How Long Will Lithium Supplies Last?

This article paints a doom and gloom picture of the lithium supply. Lithium is the 25th most common element on earth. It’s not that rare. According to Wikipedia it’s as common as chlorine. It says the seawater has 230 BILLION tonnes. So the supply is not going to run out, it’s just going to get

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LED Indoor Motion Sensing Lights – Decrease On Time

I bought two of these motion sensing LED lights for my hallway. They have a rechargeable cell that is charged through a micro USB port. To see one inside watch big Clive’s YouTube video – the ebay link to buy them is in his description. The charge lasts for more than a week with frequent

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