09 Jun '11, 5pm

Vinod Khosla Slaps Energy Storage With Some Tough Love: I'd wager that investor Vinod Khosla is not going to b...

Vinod Khosla Slaps Energy Storage With Some Tough Love: I'd wager that investor Vinod Khosla is not going to b...

He's looked at the smart grid and considers it "more smart hype than smart grid." We've covered his views on the smart grid which include the statement that "automated meter reading is not smart grid ." Khosla also has a common refrain that most forecasts and analysts are "as good as dart throwing monkeys." Concerning storage, Khosla said, "When I look at storage I think of the competition as peaker plants. You can bring on energy from peaker plants or bring on storage." Khosla saw this as a positive in that, "You know exactly what your competition is." "What is changing with rooftop solar," he continued, is that "We haven't dealt with lots and lots of generators in a serious way," Khosla then proceeded to show the same two slides on wind and solar variability already shown at this event a dozen times. Those slides can be found here if you're interested. Bottom line -- sol...

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