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2021-07-30 CATL Makes Sodium-Ion Batteries

CATL has developed and produced sodium-ion batteries almost as good as LFP batteries. The 1st generation are 160 Wh/kg as compared to 200 for LFP. https://insideevs.com/news/523413/catl-unveils-sodium-ion-battery/amp/

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2021-07-28 Concentrated Solar Power, Solar PV

Thread from FB << Michael Burns Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is a totally different technology, which has a lot of operational advantages over PV, but still many disadvantages compared to other generation types. Functionally, CSP is simply thermal energy storage, so like a battery, when it’s “charged”, it can be included in the short term

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2021-07-28 CO2 Capture And Sequestration

Utilities should capture CO2 directly from power plants, while it’s still highly concentrated. The following is from: https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climatechange/carbon-dioxide-capture-and-sequestration-overview_.html << As estimated in the U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, more than 40% of CO2 emissions in the United States are from electric power generation. >> << According to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program,

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2021-07-27 Tesla: Shortages Slow Megapack Production

The global chip shortage and supply chain shortages slow Tesla’s production of Megapacks. They have an 80,000 order backlog but could produce only 35,000. Musk thinks there will be a demand for a million Megapacks a year due to renewables replacing fossil fuels. Energy products revenue was more than $800 million. Quote: << Although Tesla

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2021-07-26 Nuclear Fusion Research Is A Waste Of Money

From FB comment Paddy Mendez The money spent on fusion research is wasted because thermonuclear fusion is *already* available, free of charge, to anyone who wants it. That wasted fusion money could have instead been spent on “pure scientific research” and “a great many advances [could] have come from them and many more to follow”

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2021-07-23 No More Big Oil To Blame For Suppressing Your Invention

David Cowlishaw It has been more than ten years since that article was written / published, but there still hasn’t been a “water powered car.” So what has been your excuse? You used the excuse that the “oil barons” took this invention and made it disappear. I know this for a fact. In the next

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2021-07-19 Carbon Capture And Sequestration, DAC

This long article is about carbon capture and sequestration with a section on DAC direct air capture. We must reduce the 410 parts per million in our atmosphere! Quote: << Lackner says DAC is a good fit with renewable energy. If a natural gas power plant is off because of low demand, so is any

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2021-07-17 Vehicle To Grid V2G

Jasen Bartlett Said, “people will complain how the duty cycles degrade their battery…” With no justification. The 18650 cells have better than “250-500 duty cycles” and do not “loose [sic] 10% range” due to use for V2G. V2G is a process where the grid has some control over the vehicle charging. If the grid is

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2021-07-15 Ginormous Australian Wind & Solar Planned

😧Do you have any concept of how big a 100 GW wind and solar farm is? That’s ginormous! 100 000 000 000 / 1000 * 4 equals 400 000 000 solar panels! 😱😱😱 Or 100 000 000 000 / 2 000 000 per turbine equals 50 000 wind turbines! Okay let’s say 200 million solar

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2021-07-15 Hydrogen Turbines Vs. Lithium Ion

The cost of green hydrogen must come down or else the gas turbines must be used as a peaker plant during the time when high demand causes electricity price to spike. As the percentage of renewables increases, this may happen more often. But that will cost consumers. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/07/14/hydrogen-fired-gas-turbines-vs-lithium-ion-storage/

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