Taking Car Batteries For A Test Drive
The Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is testing the feasibility of using used car batteries for stationary energy storage, before sending them for recycling.
According to Dr. Imre Gyuk, manager of the Energy Storage Research Program at DOE, about one million lithium-ion batteries come in every year, with most of them still possessing up to 80% capacity, there is a huge potential for used car batteries in energy storage in homes and businesses.
GM and ABB have already successfully used a Chevrolet Volt battery pack to store electrical energy and feed it back into the grid.
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