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NeilBlanchard 10-10-2018 03:13 PM

Batteries for Buildings
 
This is one of my keen interests - batteries for buildings; and they can help save money and energy, with or without solar panels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZDllPFmXNg

oil pan 4 10-10-2018 04:13 PM

I got a forklift battery for my house, but I'm only using it for emergency power.

NeilBlanchard 10-10-2018 09:54 PM

Nice! Is it massive lead acid, or something else?

freebeard 10-10-2018 10:00 PM

Nice shop! Perf-metal cubicle walls and planters hanging on the handrails.

The grid buffering aspect is interesting. With lots of these all over, local disruptions would be constrained.

OTOH the smart meter part is a problem. Using wireless to control a wired connection?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-line_communication
Quote:

Data rates and distance limits vary widely over many power-line communication standards. Low-frequency (about 100–200 kHz) carriers impressed on high-voltage transmission lines may carry one or two analog voice circuits, or telemetry and control circuits with an equivalent data rate of a few hundred bits per second; however, these circuits may be many miles long. Higher data rates generally imply shorter ranges; a local area network operating at millions of bits per second may only cover one floor of an office building, but eliminates the need for installation of dedicated network cabling.

oil pan 4 10-10-2018 10:18 PM

For off stationary off grid power I'm sticking with lead acid.
Unless some day I gut my leafs pack.

But lead acid are really bad for grid storage since they are typically around 80% efficient at best.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 10-11-2018 06:39 AM

I'd still give lead-acid a chance for stationary applications, since those are less weight-sensitive. I'd consider those Optima batteries if I were going to install an off-the-grid setup at home.


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