One of the biggest concerns with a large-scale move toward electric vehicles is the ability of the electrical grid to cope with the extra load. The grid is designed to have balanced loads across all points. If the loads in any area get too high or too low, the grid can collapse. Altairnano Technologies, creators of the NanoSafe batteries used the Phoenix SUT, are collaborating with AES on home energy storage systems.
Back in March power company AES invested $3 million in Altairnano. The home energy storage units could act as buffers to absorb power when there is an excess and release it when there isn't enough. The system could be used to store energy from solar panels or wind turbines for use when it's needed. If enough of these types of systems are installed in peoples houses it could allow power companies to put off building additional generating capacity.

[Source: CNET via Engadget]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Cars for Sale Near You

    Share This Photo X