The search for the super battery is pretty encouraging...

softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭✭
We can make lithium batteries that use plastic as the electrolyte. Non-flammable and capable of twice the energy density. We can also make gigantic batteries that use minerals high in "crustal abundance".

Great 52 minute documentary: 
First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 150 watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries

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  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 4,901 ✭✭✭✭
    good Documentary... tks

     
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  • ecarusecarus Registered Users Posts: 4
    This is awesome!
  • softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2017 #4
    Tesla's gig factory is, of course, sticking with the standard proven lithium technology.....essentially thousands (~8000) of over sized  "AA" batteries that cover the bottom of the car. Seems to me that a fire could spread? How does one replace that battery? Is the car simply scrapped?

    Lithium, it turns out, is quite abundant. I think cobalt is proving to be the needed material that is hard to get enough of. I think the Congo is the principal supplier of the cobalt mineral. 

    That battery with the plastic electrolyte is about the coolest thing....from appearances. Looks about bullet proof...literally. 
    First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 150 watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries
  • Wbuffetjr1Wbuffetjr1 Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭
    Cool video, thanks for posting.  Interesting times for sure!
  • softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭✭
    They gave themselves "40 years" for the battery made of "crustal materials". Bit of a cop out there. That probably means they have high hopes and little else at the present time.
    First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 150 watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries
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