Battery advancement

Submitted: Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 16:44
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Hopefully this will be interesting to watch develop over time. Now we need very high output solar cells, that can keep up with emerging battery technology.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 22:49

Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 22:49
Yeh I keep hearing of new wonder battery technologies, But I'm not holding my breath.

While Lithium technologies have rampaged thru, computers, mobile phones and hand held power tools, none of them seem to have become sufficiently affordable and accessable to displace lead acid in any sort of volume.

We have seem huge advances in Solar cell technology since I became mildly interested in the 80's, LED technology continues to scream along and get cheaper.

But battery technology continues to drag its feet.

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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 06:58

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 06:58
That little table has some pretty special numbers - increasing the range of an electric car from 426km to 3500km is a revelation.

I know lithium mining is pretty much tantamount to environmental genocide - does anybody know much about graphene processing?
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 07:50

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 07:50
gbc, it is a good point you raise about the toxicity of the graphene. I had a little look around and this seems to be a pretty balanced discussion on the element. Maybe one sided but time will tell.
Graphene toxicity.

Some of those figures are pretty impressive in that table especially the 15min recharge time and the cost per kw/hr. They would have to have a very serious charger for a 15 min turnaround.

I don't know how long it will take to overcome production and material problems but it will be a very special battery if it comes about.
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