Discussion in 'Energy' started by Tech_Esq, Aug 4, 2009.
Transcript of a phone call with Dave Wier of Eestor
IMO, this excerpt it especially brilliant :
"Well known fact you can put 45% more electricity on the grid and do nothing more than put our batteries on there.
Because they don't throttle those plants back at night. It's impossible. So all we're doing is getting effective use of what we have. "
When these eesu's start coming on line, it is going to definitely change everything. It will probably take years for Eestor to scale to the level they need to be, but the possibilities are endless.
Interesting. Seems to be something here. Zenn is said to be bringing out a car powered with the ultra-capacitor this fall. Guess we will see if this is for real.
An interesting aspect to this is the materials science involoved. A company here in Oregon has also made a breakthrough that fits hand and glove with this product. How about a solar cell 40% efficient, and created with ink jet technology? A manufacturing cost of $0.25 a watt or less.
Beaverton firm will produce cheaper quantum dots - OregonLive.com
EEStor, the company behind the ultralight, ultra-efficient – and ultra secret – EEStor Electrical Energy Storage Units (EESU) that could change the electric car world, still isn't giving out much information about their product. But Ian Clifford, the CEO of Zenn Motors, is talking.
First, some numbers. The EESU could be a 52kwh pack that provides a 250-mile range and only weigh 280 pounds. ZENN now owns 10.7 percent of EEStor, up from 3.8 percent. Thanks to EEStor's recent permittivity announcements, ZENN has paid EEStor another $700,000.
Now, the intangibles. Clifford told GM-Volt.com that he sees the EESU prototypes "on a regular basis" and is waiting for a production prototype to be delivered by the end of this year. Clifford said that there is a "full production facility" at EEStor's pilot production plant. Possible in-vehicle application of the EESU could be around 600V, which Clifford says, "increases the drive efficiency, it makes the components somewhat smaller, and ultimately less expensive and obviously for mass commercialization." He couldn't say if he's actually seen one of the production EESU's, claiming non-disclosure agreements. He did promise, "absolutely," that demonstrations will take place in 2010. Read more at GM-Volt.com.
If nothing else, this is all good hype maintenance. Thanks to Gordon S. for the tip!
EESTor update from ZENN CEO Ian Clifford; demonstrations coming in 2010 — Autoblog Green
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