21 Jul '11, 1pm

A New Life On The Grid For The Chevy Volt Battery Packs? -maybe back up po...

A New Life On The Grid For The Chevy Volt Battery Packs? -maybe back up po...

First Chevrolet Volt battery pack built at Brownstown Township plant, January 2010 Enlarge Photo The lithium-ion battery pack in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is backed by an eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty . The engineers behind its development will be the first to tell you that most packs will last quite a bit longer than that. But even the most carefully treated Volt battery pack will still have a finite lifespan in an automobile. Still, when the pack's energy capacity has fallen to 80 percent or less of its original 16 kilowatt-hours--meaning it's no longer serviceable for use on the road--it can still be repurposed for other uses. One such application is being developed by power grid systems developer ABB Group, who envisions using retired Volt battery packs to store energy for later addition to the power grid. ABB’s plan calls for five or more Volt battery packs to be as...

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earth911.com 21 Jul '11, 2pm

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green.autoblog.com 25 Jul '11, 8pm

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greentechmedia.com 20 Jul '11, 8pm

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hybridcarblog.com 20 Jul '11, 7pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 22 Jul '11, 7pm

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allcarselectric.com 18 Jul '11, 1pm

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greencarreports.com 19 Jul '11, 4pm

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greenbiz.com 25 Jul '11, 1pm

New rules passed last week by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may spur the renewable energy sector to grow even f...

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greenbiz.com 25 Jul '11, 12pm

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greenbiz.com 20 Jul '11, 6pm

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greentechmedia.com 22 Jul '11, 9pm

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grist.org 18 Jul '11, 5pm

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earth911.com 24 Jul '11, 5pm

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Xtranormal Explains Plug-In Cars, Mostly The 2011 Chevy Volt via @GreenCarReports

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greencarreports.com 18 Jul '11, 1pm

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