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  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    The Volt doesn't require oil changes? It has an ICE engine, therefore it requires oil changes.

    half the charges were free? Electricity is not free--someone has to pay for it, even if it is not you.

    How much will it cost to replace the battery pack after it goes bad?
    Jan 10 12:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    Nice find, ii

    "...failure to pay $600 for an annual inspection voids the warranty. Plus, any visit to a non-Tesla shop for any type of service will void the warranty, a provision that could run afoul of the law."
    Jan 10 10:06 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 195: Jan. 8: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    That's an interesting article, but a bit low on technical specifics. I don't think that battery will solve the sulfation problem, though. Let's wait and see. Everyone here should be good at that by now :)
    Jan 9 04:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 195: Jan. 8: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    Market current:

    Tuesday, January 8, 8:09 PM "The use of non-conventional drilling techniques in places like North Dakota and Texas has created an explosion in U.S. oil production, to the point where it's expected to surpass Saudi Arabia in crude production by 2020. The government now predicts the U.S. industry could pump 14% more oil this year alone, rising to 7.3M bpd in 2013. That's 300K more than its December forecast, and 900K bpd more than what was produced in 2012."

    The ICE car will probably be around for a few more years...at least in the USA.
    Jan 9 01:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    http://bit.ly/VJR9kD
    Jan 8 11:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    That's pretty cool

    "PRIME utilizes readily available, maintenance-free Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries"

    I wonder what kind of batteries they will use when PbC batteries become readily available...
    Jan 8 02:19 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    "...lead hybrid batteries which shares some of the characteristics of superconductors."

    Is that supposed to be "supercapacitors" or have I missed something again?
    Jan 8 12:36 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    This looks like it might be a better try...from BMW

    http://bit.ly/13f1V4w
    Jan 7 11:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    OK, that all makes sense.
    Thanks for both explanations.
    Jan 7 03:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 194: Jan. 6: Axion Power Residential Energy Storage Hub Certified To UL, CSA Safety Standards [View instapost]
    Their SBIR phase 1 grant was in June, 2012 and was scheduled to end 10 months later, as I recall. I assume that would mean applying for phase II in the second quarter 2012.

    If they get this phase II grant before they run out of cash, will this make a difference to the bottom line, or is that money earmarked for specific research?
    Jan 7 02:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sequenom Announces Participation At 31st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference [View article]
    Supposedly at this presentation they will be announcing both the current run rate and any new payors they have signed.
    Should provide some good insight as to how this year will play out for Sequenom.
    GLTA
    Jan 6 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 193: Jan. 3: Latest News [View instapost]
    Thanks, Rick
    Your technical knowledge is invaluable as usual.
    I have your post describing the 2-battery PbC setup for micro-hybrids saved to a notepad file and refer to it from time to time.
    cheers!
    Jan 6 01:16 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 193: Jan. 3: Latest News [View instapost]
    Froggey, there is a company which is already converting diesels to do this. It is called American Power Group (APGI). Seems like an interesting idea, but I never invested in it because I think that dedicated systems which allow switching between diesel and nat gas make more sense to me.
    Their conversion allows you to run either on diesel or a diesel/nat gas mix, not nat gas alone.
    Jan 6 11:04 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 193: Jan. 3: Latest News [View instapost]
    thanks for the link, tongas....those are some mighty big batteries.
    Jan 6 10:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 193: Jan. 3: Latest News [View instapost]
    You may be right, froggey. But with new market opportunities springing up all the time, I can always hope. We should do alright even if no PbC's end up on any submarines.
    Jan 5 10:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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