31 Jul '13, 8am

Why Battery Storage Should Be A No Brainer – Take Two #cleantech

If the statement “each 2kVa air conditioning system requires around $7,000 of added infrastructure investment – made up for $4,000 in distribution (in neighbourhoods), $1,400 in transmission (from the central coal fired power station), and $1,600 in generation costs (gas fired peakers).” And there was someone to worry about the real system costs. It would be better to give away free a $5k battery system that had demand response built in. To anyone who buys/has a AC. And the grid upgrade cost are cut by $2k per AC. And as the price drops the saving grows. But the risk to the utilities is that once you are very far down this road, the exist peaking plants are no longer needed. Ok, if you give them free, you have a lottery based on getting them into the area that are most helpful to avoid the distribution/transmission cost. Sounds like a good use of the carbon tax funds. Yes,...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/07/31/why-battery-storage-s...

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