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AGW in general => Policy and solutions => Topic started by: Jim Hunt on May 12, 2014, 02:07:10 AM

Title: Distributed Energy Storage (or S2H/S2G/V2H/V2G for short)
Post by: Jim Hunt on May 12, 2014, 02:07:10 AM
The concept of distributed energy storage has started intruding into the conversation about "interesting building projects (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,90.msg25676.html#msg25676)". Since it happens to be a "specialist subject" of mine it seems appropriate to start a thread devoted to the topic. Firstly an explanation of all the three letter acronyms (TLAs for short)

S2H =  Storage to Home (or business for that matter)
S2G =  Storage to Grid
V = Vehicle

Secondly a recent blog post of mine explaining at some length some potential benefits of some or all of the TLAs:

http://www.v2g.co.uk/2014/05/the-great-dunchideock-blackout-saga/ (http://www.v2g.co.uk/2014/05/the-great-dunchideock-blackout-saga/)

Finally my concluding question from that post:

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I cannot help but wonder how much the Great Dunchideock Blackout cost Western Power Distribution, how much the evidently changing climate in this part of the world is costing and will cost them, and how their electricity distribution network is coping with the assorted stresses and strains generated by all the renewable power sources currently being tacked onto it down here in not so Sunny South West England that do not currently have any form of energy storage associated with them.
Title: Re: Distributed Energy Storage (or S2H/S2G/V2H/V2G for short)
Post by: yan on May 12, 2014, 12:54:41 PM
The concept of "used EV batterys for solar storage" need to be  explore too.
It seems that Nissan is the first company to do it at a large scale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYViP8IvHoY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYViP8IvHoY#)
Title: Re: Distributed Energy Storage (or S2H/S2G/V2H/V2G for short)
Post by: Jim Hunt on May 12, 2014, 02:54:58 PM
The concept of "used EV batterys for solar storage" need to be  explore too.
It seems that Nissan is the first company to do it at a large scale:

Thanks for the heads up about the video Yan. My resulting thoughts:

http://www.v2g.co.uk/2014/05/used-nissan-ev-batteries-now-provide-grid-scale-storage/ (http://www.v2g.co.uk/2014/05/used-nissan-ev-batteries-now-provide-grid-scale-storage/)

In brief, obviously an idea worth pursuing, but Green Business As Usual (GBAU for short) often smells slightly strange (BS for short) to me!