October 7th, 2016

Balpien4

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I have been busy in RL working on home maintenance. The 16 year old batteries that power my house at night have come to the end of their life, wit htheir storage capacity less than half when they were new. But, 16 years for lead-acid batteries is a great run, so no complaints other than batteries are no longer recycled in the U.S. - thy are shipped to China to be crackeded open with human wielded seldge hammers to recover the lead. The acid flows into acid pits. Not good.

This time the tech has advanced and new battery chemisty is available. I just took delivery of 24 Aquion batteries (http://aquionenergy.com/) and now have to run off and rent a hoist to move them into place. These are managanese and nanocarbon.
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