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  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Just so you are aware of the history of the LC Super Hybrid car.

    JP has stated numerous times that the PbC was the battery of choice of ALABC. but Axion decided not to spend valuable resources on a car that promotes supercharges and other controls, instead of batteries. Exide (a failed company) chose to use its resources. Still no one talks about the battery in the LC Super Hybrid. Valejo, and all the battery guys at the ALABC are well aware of the PbC technology. Hopefully, Kia using the metaphor of lead-carbon battery is interested in a great 48v PbC battery.
    Mar 6 12:49 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 309: Feb. 28 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Rick,
    Thanks for your insight. Not many people understand the economics and science of energy as you. I always learn something from your comments.
    Mar 6 12:15 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Here is the reason ZBB invested in China . $40 Billion

    from zbb transcript
    "Let me give you a brief update on the progress at Meineng, our JV in Wuhu, China. The China market for batteries still appears to be the largest and nearest term in the globe. China is very serious about improving the air quality in China through the use of renewables. In combination with the developing nature of their grid, it drives their need -- their forecast need for battery storage to be slightly over 40 billion by 2020, that’s $40 billion. At present, only lithium ion batteries are approved by the state grid. There are safety concerns about using large lithium ion batteries around densely populated areas however. At present [indiscernible] using vanadium redox chemistry and Meineng appear to be the leaders in the contest for the next generation grid battery.

    Much progress has been made by Meineng on meeting the stringent requirements of the state grid and testing is ongoing. We will update you as specific milestones are reached and announced the by the state grid. Meanwhile Meineng is shipping product to non-state grid demo projects. In addition this quarter Meineng finished work on a prototype truck mounted version of our systems so that they could demonstrate physically dispatchable power. You can find a copy of Meineng’s press release regarding the truck on our website.

    In terms of manufacturing capability Meineng now has achieved very low supply chain and manufacturing cost while meeting or exceeding all specs. They can manufacture or source everything but our plastic stack in their facility. ZBB now has tested Meineng systems at our U.S. site and the system passed all tests. This gives ZBB another excellent option on low cost global manufacturing."
    Mar 6 12:00 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    JBB,
    When they accomplish that it will be Axion alchemy. Actually it could probably be done with carbon nanotubes, but then the battery for a car would cost $10,000 or more.
    Hopefully when it can be done Axion will own the patents.
    Mar 6 11:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Hi James,
    I'm not the battery engineer some of our commentators are but let me take a laymans crack at your question.

    The energy density of any lead acid battery comes from the amount of lead in the battery. The PbC replaces lead with carbon on the negative side of the battery. The battery weighs less than a regular lead acid battery and has less energy density.

    However, the unique characteristics of the negative carbon electrode gives the PbC distinct advantages in longer life, faster charging characteristics, and string equalization. Giving up a little energy density for those positive features, in many applications is extremely desirable. Or at least that is what AXPW stockholders believe.

    The reason that the specific energy density isn't the "holy grail" of battery measurement is this:

    Almost all applications for batteries do not fully charge and fully discharge the battery over and over. Most use some of the energy and then replace it with a partial charge ( think regenerative braking in a car or truck or train.) Since your only using, say 50% of the stored energy, you don't need as much energy stored. Especially when your PbC will fully discharge and charge many more times than the regular lab.

    If I'm wrong our wonderful experts here will correct me. Hope this helps.
    Mar 6 09:53 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 308: Feb. 25 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    "Powered by Coconuts" The press would go wild with articles about a coconut battery that lasts longer and is fully recyclable. Only way to get PbC to the mainstream culture.
    Feb 27 09:34 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 305: Feb. 15 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    jveal,

    I was thinking that the Axion white paper actually suggested a two battery system a couple years ago. For some reason I was thinking they were ahead of the curve on this one, not waiting to work on it. Been awhile, so I could be mistaken.
    Feb 18 08:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 305: Feb. 15 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Green Car Congress excerpts on 48v systems
    http://bit.ly/1fvmfCC

    My two cents worth:
    Since Kia uses a small lithium battery presently with their Optima Hybrid I suspect they will (Like JCI) ultimately use a lithium 48v battery.

    But I hope the European Lead Acid Consortium has turned Kia Europe on to the PbC.
    Feb 18 08:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 304: Feb. 12 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    It is wonderful speculation to add together the 48v concept that Axion have been discussing for awhile, along with the Top 5 Asian car company that had us atwitter a while back. But the way the battery companies and the auto industry uses the term " lead-carbon" simply teases most Axionistas. When they rebrand the PbC as the "Coconut power plant" and start calling it coconut power, we will be sure of what they speak. Until then, I'm simply expecting a very bad 48v carbon coated piece of crap battery from somebody. Somebody probably in S. Korea.
    Feb 13 05:50 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 302: Feb. 5 '14: PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Now this is an interesting way to show off new battery technology. Formula One electric racecars.
    http://bit.ly/1e952NZ

    I have my doubts that anyone will care, but hey, that's an American aversion to Formula One overall.
    Feb 7 08:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 299: Jan. 27 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    A chuckle that will last all day.
    Thanks.
    Jan 27 08:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 296: Jan. 12 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    HTL,
    I agree. Ive always thought that the biggest value to investors on these concentrators is the open dialogue.
    Jan 16 02:21 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 296: Jan. 12 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I usually stay away from the political comments, but this whole string was very clever.
    Jan 16 02:00 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Shareholder Call Indicates Strong Q4 And Promising 2014 [View article]
    Art,
    Thanks for the explanatory article. I was a little confused by the delay in the long term leasing plan. Nice to have that explained. Obviously State Grid must determine the speed at which the battery replacement centers have to be built.
    What amazes me is the nimbleness of KNDI. Since State Grid is moving slow on one front, KNDI speeds up focus on the car share front. It will be interesting to watch KNDI execute the plan during 2014.
    Dec 27 08:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 289: Dec. 15 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    VW,

    It is interesting that almost all of us feel the exact same way about our prognostication skills for stocks and our football teams.
    Dec 18 08:13 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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