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Solar Batteries-Is It Time for the Utility Companies to confront the need for Solar Storage?

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Solar batteries could also help Europe

I think that at the moment this is an American problem for the near future. But could it turn the economic tables for the poorer Southern countries in Europe. I

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Large bank of batteries used as Solar Batteries

started to write this article. So, about the growing threat that is coming from the huge increase in solar panel use. Growth of Solar City the country’s largest installer of PV solar panels. Consequently, combined with the ambitions of American car maker Tesla Motors,.Who’s intentions are to build a massive battery building plant. So to help bring down the cost of building the car batteries that are used to power their electric cars.

It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries. Are to be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. This type of system is used at the moment. By thousands of homes in America. Especially in remote areas where it is not possible to connect to the national electricity grid. Using in built-up areas in our cities and towns.

The national grid has been supplying homes

Industries with electricity now for more than a century. In my opinion are now becoming under threat from the joint efforts of these two fast growing energy providers. Including the energy storage companies, Tesla cars and Solar-City. The two companies have used the Lithium-Ion batteries on trial in California. For general usage and soon realised that this was going to be of great use by integrating it into the Grid.

Here in the UK. Most solar panels do not store the electricity in solar batteries. But use an inverter to change the DC power that is produced by the solar panels. Subsequently, into AC power that is used by the national grid system. The electricity passes through a meter and the electric company buy the electricity from the home producer. If this is the case here in the UK, then I see no problem with a similar system in the States, especially for town and city dwellers.

 

The possibility of huge amounts of electricity being produced in the future opens up other arguments, such as why should we build more fossil fuel power plants or indeed nuclear, when it will be possible to store the electricity in massive battery storage plants. Surely we are swiftly approaching the time for all the parties involved to get their heads together and smell the coffee.

It does not take much figuring out, that here am I on a sunny march day watching my solar panels meter clicking over and reducing my electric bill, times this by millions and the income of the utility companies will collapse. This is only possible because of the technology that is speeding along at the rate of knots.

Solar batteries; could be used to store electricity in the Northern Hemisphere?

This brought me to my earlier thought. Here in the UK, we do use solar panels, but we have limited amount of actual sun power, because of the tilt of the Earth the sun is very low in winter and therefore not at the right angle to supply rooftop solar panels with enough energy. The spring and summertime are fine and we can get the regular strong sun to make solar panels a viable proposition.

To me, this would be a great challenge for the European Union. It is not rocket science to see that the Southern European countries have much more sunshine hours than the richer

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Solar batteries in storage bank

Northern Hemisphere countries such as Germany and the UK. Therefore would it not make economic sense for the Southern countries to produce the electricity from giant banks of solar panels, such as the ones in the deserts of America and the Northern countries.

It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries

can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. could store the surplus for use in winter time, by using the battery technology from out of America. The countries such as Greece, Spain and Portugal not forgetting Italy, would produce the energy and sell it to the North. This is done at the moment here in the UK, as we buy some of our electricity from the nuclear power stations in France.

I have read an article about solar facilities in Greece and Spain from an excellent article by Forbes on…http://www.forbes.com/sites/christophercoats/2013/03/19/whats-behind-the-sudden-solar-surge-in-greece/ 

This is about solar power and It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. at a local level but we are not far from the whole of the World having to look at the big picture, as we have a great chance to change the World into a greener and better way to live, whilst also reducing our need for fossil fuels.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Battery Storage systems

New Type of Battery for Storing Solar Power Energy for night time use| MIT Technology Review

New Type of Battery

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Solar panels should be fitted to every south facing property

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Aquion manufactures New Type of Battery, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy. (Demo: #Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy.

 

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Another New Type of  Battery for solar energy  Hits the Road

Mount Pleasant in Pennsylvania will be the site for the production of yet another new type of battery. The company will be known as Aquion Energy and will start producing a new type of battery. Consequently, that was invented by professor J Whitacre. So, from the material science department of the Carnegie Mellon University.

These new type of battery is expected to cost about the same to produce as lead-acid ones. Naturally, that are in common use today for a multitude of applications. But are expected to last twice as long. They  will be primarily used for the storage of the suns power generated . Significantly, from Solar Panels for Electricity and  Turbines. Offering a storage facility for homes in rural and isolated areas. Knowingly, that use the off grid powered by the sun. So, which  supplies and require storage for night use and bad weather when the sun is not available. At the moment these people use different types of lead-acid ones and fossil fueled engines powered by diesel as standby supplies when the sun does not shine for whatever reasons.

For the reasons that I have explained this new type of battery

So, is expected to be used in countries that do not have an electric grid, but are expected to get electricity in the near future and because this new type of battery will be available for storage, then these countries will save a huge amount of money by running diesel generators when the sun does not shine and at night. I am sure that Africa will be one of the first places to benefit from such inventions.

The new company have also used ingenious ways of saving money during the manufacturing process of the new batteries, using machines that were originally used for making aspirin pills to make the thin plates used to make the positive and negative electrode materials. They also use parts from a sweet wrapping machine to pack the electrodes together to collect current.

The company expects to start full scale production in early 2014 and hopes to make enough batteries to supply 150 solar powered villages.

new type of battery,Trojan battery bank for large scale storage

Trojan battery bank for large scale storage

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. So, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.Having worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Before starting my first business. Now owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Consequently,I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products. Of course, that will help my business. Members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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Leisure Batteries Connected-How to Connect 2 or More Leisure Batteries? / Car & Leisure Battery …

Leisure Batteries Connected

Leisure Batteries Connected

Trojan Leisure Batteries

Connecting two or more leisure batteries is entirely possible, but it should be undertaken with caution. To connect the batteries, you’ll have to have enough space in the caravan to house the multiple batteries safely, as well as …

 

Eric Roberts insight:

Connecting 2 or More Leisure Batteries

It is entirely possible to connect more than two leisure or solar power batteries. But it must be in parallel. Therefore, this means that to retain the twelve volts that you require. Hence, you must connect the two positive terminals together. Naturally, and the two negative terminals together. By connecting the batteries in this way.Thus, as I have said you will retain the twelve volts that you will require.As a result, to power a twelve-volt system. For this reason, that is used on most cars and marine and leisure systems, it

Leisure Batteries Connected

2 x 75 amp Lucas Leisure Batteries

will also double the amps for more power storage, which is why this is done in the first place. This method also means that your batteries will charge at the same rate.

It is also important to use the same type of batteries, the accompanying video will explain about the different types of Leisure Batteries and the best for most applications are AGM batteries.

Leisure Batteries Connected

Leisure Batteries can be connected in parallel

Leisure Batteries Connected

The Leisure Batteries that you connect together must also be the same type and age, preferably new batteries, it will be of no use if you connect a new battery with one that is old and has less power.

This will only make the new battery fail at a later stage and not give you the full power that you are looking for. It is also possible to connect each battery to a fuse, which will stop the risk of a high current flowing from the good battery to the bad battery with a faulty cell causing it to short; this situation could be dangerous, with a risk of a fire or explosion. One of our most popular boat batteries is the LV31MF ApolloPower leisure battery.

For more reading… http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/serial_and_parallel_battery_configurations

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. Finally, we are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Solar Power-Used for use With Battery Charging and night battery storage

Solar Power

Waka-Waka bring out new SOLAR POWER battery charger

A Dutch company who have invented many types of Solar power battery chargers and light, mainly for the developing countries, who do not have a stable electric power system, has come up with a great product now named as the Waka-Waka-power .solar power battery

The WWP (WAKA-WAKA-POWER) has been designed with a joint venture from a team of micro chip makers to make the WWP much slimmer and more lighter than its predecessor the WAKA-WAKA-LIGHT.

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“Place Waka Waka Power in direct sunlight for a whole day and you will notice that the battery will be completely full, even if you live in New York or Seattle (where the intensity of the sun is far less than in Texas). The capacity of the battery is large enough to fully operate most mobile phone from completely depleted, to practically full. On top of this, you will have 10 or more hours of excellent reading light as well. If you don’t charge your phone or tablet, as said before, you can have more than 40 hours of light.”… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wakawakalight/wakawaka-power-the-best-compact-solar-power-statio

New technology used in developing countries.

In my opinion this is a great breakthrough for suns energy, both in the developing countries and to contribute towards the rest of the Worlds green energy and storage problems the combined saving in energy costs must be phenomenal, if people used this charging device to charge up their mobile phones including the new type phones from this sun powered WWP  solar charging machine.

This is truly a great invention by this Dutch company and in my opinion the way forward and will also eliminate the use kerosene, that is the liquid fuel used by so many African families for their lighting on a night time and causes so many burning accidents to the users.

 Solar Power More Reading…

“ You live in a place near the equator. The climate is nice and your bananas grow well, but due the latitude it gets dark at around 6pm/18.00 hrs. And pretty fast as well,

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Roof tiles that blend into the rest of the roof are now the latest solar panels to be used in the building of new houses in some countries.

there is hardly any twilight as many people that live at higher latitudes know it. Here, it is like a light-switch has been turned off: within a few minutes it is dark. Pitch dark”… http://flexiwaysolar.com/kerosene-lamps-the-problem/

The WWP company brought out the WWK Light to try eliminate the use of kerosene fluid for lighting. This new invention has taken to the next stage the power of the equipment to use solar power to help these people and now the rest of the World in the quest for greener and safer energy.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and the Cheap Solar power Storage Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies. Hence, before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business.

Solar Panels Quantity- How Many are Needed To Power supply your House with energy?

If you care about the environment and want to lead a green friendly existence then solar panels are fantastic! What Solar Panels Quantity will reduce your carbon footprint.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Many people use Battery storage systems now with solar panels

Solar Panels Quantity

A small battery bank that can be used for solar energy storage

 

Solar power is now getting more popular, even here in the UK. You have only to drive around to see that many homes have now got solar panels on the roofs of their houses.

Solar Panels Quantity

The legal amount of Solar Panels Quantity in the UK is for a 16 panel system.

Here in the UK the Solar Panels Quantity is 16 panels per roof and the power produced goes in to the National Grid system. The money that is generated on the reverse meter is then deducted from the electricity that is used.

People also use solar panels on their mobile homes and touring caravans. This can also be used for power storage using an inverter and deep cycle AGM batteries to store the electricity for use at nigh-time. Many changes are now happening due to the increasing amount of homes across Europe that are taking up the generous offers from the various governments to install Solar Panels Quantity (Government Grants Solar Panels). Indeed i believe that  Germany produces half the electricity that the whole country generates. The UK are a bit slower but as i travel around you can see more and more homes installing the correct Solar Panels Quantity to their roofs, and now you can buy a Solar Panel Caravan.

Solar Panels Quantity, is also going to play a huge part in electric supply systems via solar power and wind turbines. The problem is at the moment, that the national electricity grids are having to cope with too many peaks and troughs. This can only be corrected by a battery system, a way of storing the energy supplied by the sun and then releasing it at night when the sun has set and the electric can be used to power households. The most efficient way to store the batteries at the moment is to use Deep Cell batteries, connected up in a battery bank and depending on what size you will need for your particular storage needs.

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries- Absorbed Glass Mat batteries AGM are now a very popular battery

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

Many people think that GEL and Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries are the same

Many people buying new golf batteries or mobility batteries. Therefore, believe that the two types of battery are the same. They are very similar.Hence, they are a deep cycle with a low discharge. Because they do not spill they are classed as sealed.Therefore, may be mounted in any position.For this reason, are safe to use in a confined area. Naturally, and may be carried safely.

Absorbed Glass Mat batteries. Are filled with a type of fibreglass material.As expected, that is fitted inside the battery and then soaked with the electrolyte between the batteries plates. Therefore, this makes the battery leak proof.In other words, if the battery casing is broken.Accordingly, then no acid will leak out. This type of battery is also the most popular here in

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

Lucas Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries used for mobility scooters

the UK (in my opinion this is due to the price difference) these are usually much cheaper batteries, in particular with the golfing fraternity.

Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

GEL batteries have filled a type of silica gel mixed with the electrolyte making a thick jelly that allows the electrons to flow through the plates. Once again as in the other kind, they do not leak when the casing is broken.

One of the most common reasons. Thus, for people using the Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries. Is it can give out a high burst of amps if required to do so. Of course,they can also be charged with a standard battery charger. So, and an alternator if necessary.Also, they have a longer life expectancy.Especially, if these batteries are not fully discharged between discharges. In my opinion, this is a mistake that people make, they fully discharge their batteries too often causing premature failure, I think that people should keep a backup battery as a spare so as to not allow their batteries to become too discharged.

 GEL batteries as stated before cost more than Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

But offer better-working conditions.Especially, in hotter climates. Although, this does not affect us here in the UK. The big problem with gel batteries is that they must be charged correctly. Hence, or failure will follow. If you have a GEL charger then stick to a GEL battery.For this reason, they are designed especially for these types of battery. GEL  should not be charged with an alternator. Unless appropriate adjustments are made. Another battery that is starting to appear in the marketplace. Naturally, is the Lithium-Ion battery.So, watch out for this one.
To conclude. We think that Absorbed Glass Mat. Now has the upper hand and unless you only have an own charger on your golf buggy or mobility scooter you would be better off buying AGM.

Eric Roberts