Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread len moskowitz via EV
Here in northern NJ, we lose power a few days a year. Some years we'll have a storm that knocks out power for two or three days. After Hurricane Sandy we lost power for ten or eleven days. Obviously the cost of the lost power is negligible, even at PSEG's 17.5 cents per kWhr. That doesn't

Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
Since I really wanted a battery back-up... Everyone's situation is different, but I had to ask myself, how often do I lose power (and how quickly can I rig emergency power?)? Around here it is 99.95% reliable (average 4 hours per year outage). My typical home (1 kW average) then loses about 80

Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread Ben Goren via EV
On May 5, 2015, at 7:34 AM, Cruisin via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: Why not buy a Volt 16.5kwh battery and add your own inverter for a backup. That's what my customers are doing. Where does one actually buy a Volt battery? I've looked a couple times without much success. I suspect it might

Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
Why not buy a Volt 16.5kwh battery and add your own inverter for a backup. That's what my customers are doing. That's what Tesla is selling for a whole lot more. Be careful connecting anything between your solar inverter and the grid, as it is protecting the grid from power during a power failure.

Re: [EVDL] virtual power plant (battery backup thinking)

2015-05-05 Thread Cruisin via EV
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