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Posted by Neo on December 31, 2009, 2:58 pm
 


New Panasonic Lithium ion battery Power System to power up a house
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news summary:
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In a December 21,2009 interview with news agency
Yomiuri Shimbun, Furnio Otsubo, president of
Panasonic, announced it has test-manufactured
and is planning to mass market in 2011 with
Sanyo Electric, Ltd. (which Panasonic has
recently acquired 50% voting stock stake)
a Lithium-Ion battery backed electric power
system which would be able to power a house
(in Japan) for about  a week. The primary market
of this planned power system is to work
in conjunction with wind or solar power
home powered systems. This electric power
system will allow users  to monitor their
electric usage on their television sets and
an incremental step towards Panasonic's
marketing product plan  to create products
which would create a zero-emissions home.


sources
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http://www.electric.co.uk/news/panasonic-to-sell-lithium-ion-storage-battery-by-2011-12341544.html
http://www.eco-trees.org/panasonic-plans-lithium-ion-storage-cell-for-home-use/
http://www.physorg.com/news180778009.html
http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-19664-Panasonic+Lithium-Ion+Storage+Batteries+to+provide+energy+for+Homes+in+a+couple+of+years.html
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2009-12/panasonic-will-market-li-ion-storage-battery-home-use-2011





Posted by vaughn on December 31, 2009, 3:39 pm
 




Interesting!  Perhaps some of us will live long enough to see the end of the
lead-acid battery?

How long before lithium batteries take over the auto starting market?  You could
eliminate 20 or 30 pounds from every car if you could get the price down enough
to compete with our old-technology batteries.

Vaughn



Posted by Josepi on December 31, 2009, 9:57 pm
 

And we might be able to go south for a month and still have out cars start
too.


Interesting!  Perhaps some of us will live long enough to see the end of the
lead-acid battery?

How long before lithium batteries take over the auto starting market?  You
could
eliminate 20 or 30 pounds from every car if you could get the price down
enough
to compete with our old-technology batteries.

Vaughn




Posted by harry on December 31, 2009, 4:18 pm
 


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://www.physorg.com/news180778009.htmlhttp://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-1=
9664-Panasonic+Lithium-Ion+Stor...http://www.popsci.com/science/article/200=
9-12/panasonic-will-market-l...


There isn't enough lithium on the planet..................

Posted by Gordon on December 31, 2009, 10:36 pm
 



Saying that the battery will last "for about one week," as Panasonic's
president has, is pretty arbitrary it seems, as different households
have vastly different energy needs.

Once you cut throught the hype, it's just a battery.
It can store energy from an alternate energy system.
I suppose that if you put enough of them together,
they could power a house for a week.  But so can any
other battery.
(Yawn)

Household storage of energy is not a big market in the US.
Most domestic PV systems are grid tie, and have no batteries.
So excuse me for being a bit underwhelmed.

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