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Home Lithium Storage Battery To Power Your House For a Week

Posted in architecture, ideas by aldorf on January 12, 2010

After officially taking over Sanyo earlier this week, Panasonic is hitting the ground running with a joint venture aimed at developing a powerful lithium-ion storage battery that could store enough juice to power an average [Japanese] home for a week.

The battery will also include a system that will allow users to monitor their electricity usage through their televisions. Seems like a viable alternative to solar batteries and fuel cells, but I’m curious to know how a week of powering a Japanese home equates to powering a typical American home. Either way, the technology won’t be available until sometime in 2011. (via gizmodo)

Other brands in the market of lithium ion battery technology:

a123systems.com (patented Nanophosphate technology)

valence.com

The Leaf, Zero Emission Car by Nissan

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 6, 2010

The Leaf will go for 100 miles in standard driving conditions on a single charge of the lithium-ion battery that powers the engine, at a cost of $0.90 per recharge. It is said to accelerate like a V6. Production of the Leaf at Smyrna, USA, is not expected to start until 2012. Read more about it on Huffington Post.

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