Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, April 04, 2021

BATTERIES HAVE come a long way in 30 years. In the early 1990s the storage capacity needed to power a house for a day would have cost about $75,000. The cells themselves would have weighed 113kg (250lbs) and taken up as much space as a beer keg. Today the same amount of power can be delivered at a cost of less than $2,000, from a 40kg package roughly the size of a small backpack.



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Green energy is about to take over.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-04 10:56 PM | Reply

Really taking the green part seriously.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-04-05 10:11 AM | Reply

What amazes me about all this is the scarcity of Lithium and the price surges around it yet the battery prices continue to fall.

On another note there was some awesome tech a few years ago that literally promised 1 million cycle life - it still isn't in commercial use and it is pretty simple tech. I don't remember exactly how it worked but what it did was keep the batteries from breaking down - especially due to high speed charging, rapid discharge and vibration. I want to say it had something to do with a very minute gel between layers. I wonder if this is related to Musk's Million Mile Battery actually.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-05 10:15 AM | Reply

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