Watch US electric car and car battery pioneer TESLA. They’ve undertaken to build the world’s biggest ever elecricity storage battery (3 times the biggest known) to support the grid in South Australia after energy chaos there for some time. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he can do it in 100 days, and if not, it’s free.
And smartest meters? All those electric cars coming very fast, and some people saying therefore we need extra grid capacity.....well, of the three types of charging meters now existing, the smartest (V2G = vehicle to grid) uses the car battery when off road to by cheap electricity and sell it back into the grid at a profit.....and the original supply can come from domestic solar/local cheap wind turbine supplies. Renault reckons with I million of its new small Zoe electric car on the road - or, sorry, off the road, using V2G, the equivalent of one French nuclear power station could be closed down. After all, we only actually use our cars on the road a few hours a day out of 24.
China's hydro plus solar...
on the Longyanxia Dam, already producing hydro electrcity, a new solar park with 4 million solar panels on 10 square miles of land will produce enough electricity to save China building one nuclear power station.
Denmark’s DONG company starts up in Irish sea and even bigger ones due
The world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines started generating power last month off the coast of Liverpool. DONG Energysays they are taller than London’s gherkin (195 metres), and 32 of them can produce 5.3 GW, enough to power 4.3 million homes. If our arithmetic is correct, this is a lot more than Hinkley C - or Sizewell C &D- both with two EPR reactors. The next project for DONG is for even bigger turbines.