The Plug-in Energy Diet

By Tom Bartley (9/21/09). It’s not as simple as it first appears to know how much money it’ll take to feed a new plug-in. A modern efficient electric cars with braking regeneration will consume less than 300Wh/mile. The new all electric Nissan Leaf is claiming 100 mile range with ... Read More...

Balqon Offers BEV Hostler

Balqon Corporation is now offering for sale a battery-electric tow tractor for moving semi trailers around port yards and distribution warehouse centers.  115 kWh in the lead acid battery pack is enough energy for 30 to 50 miles and one whole shift of yard operation under 25 mph.  The electric ... Read More...

What Makes a Smart Grid Smart?

By Tom Bartley. The answer is Intelligent Energy Transfer!  It is smart to not waste energy and not waste money in power generation capacity, but it takes some intelligent technology and control to make it happen.  Electricity energy storage is one of those key technologies to minimize transmission losses ... Read More...