28 Jul '11, 12am

Touring the Better Place Visitor Center in Tel Aviv

Touring the Better Place Visitor Center in Tel Aviv

JZJ, before you get all excited about the 'Very nice' article, Noah Joseph's prose reads as little more than an advertorial for Better Place! What this puff piece fails to mention, is that Israel has only one Power company. The State owned IEC completely controls the most of the generation of power in Israel (even though the solar power company APC sells power to the grid). IEC completely controls all distribution and retailing of Electricity. Better Place claims it has been granted the sole rights (monopoly) to install charging posts and facilities. (in JVC with IEC). Even home charging will become very difficult unless compatible with a charging device approved by the same power monopoly. (or solar). No other Western government would hand total control of the EV industry to one monopoly! Imagine the outcry, if only one oil company was granted a total monopoly on all road...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/07/27/touring-the-better-p...

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A Better Way to Connect Solar, Wind to the Grid

A Better Way to Connect Solar, Wind to the Grid

nrel.gov 29 Jul '11, 8pm

A Better Way to Connect Solar, Wind to the Grid July 29, 2011 Enlarge image NREL engineers Sudipta Chakraborty and Bill Kr...