TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Battery for Grid/Off Grid Storage

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Solarguy, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Solarguy

    Solarguy Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    Indialantic, Florida
  2. sparc

    sparc Member

    Nov 12, 2014
    very cool. Although, there's a wide gap between the lab bench and the real world. I think that's why companies like Tesla are taking a more conservative approach.
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Mar 24, 2013
    Thank you for the link.

    A few first observations:

    *Out of Carnegie-Mellon.
    *They have Kleiner Perkins backing them.
    *From their downloadable presentation, it could be suitable for use in our remote AK village, other than that, very unfortunately but not surprisingly, the product is good down to a T of only -5ºC/+23ºF. Such a limit can be made acceptable throughout much of the lower-48, but would be unacceptable for us. The AGM Pb-Ca battery bank we presently use can withstand -40º temps for indefinite periods of time; typical storage temps reached are sustained at -25ºC/-10ºF.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.