Panasonic reveal home battery which stores a weeks worth of electricity

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Panasonic reveal home battery which stores a weeks worth of electricity

Panasonic is announcing that it will launch a massive lithium-ion storage battery capable of powering an average home for up to a week.

If home batteries become commonplace renewable sources of energy like rooftop solar and residential turbines could finally take off. Solar batteries for home use and fuel cells can generate power but cannot store electricity, making the development of a storage battery an urgent task for related businesses.

Panasonic, which says it has already thoroughly tested this technology, plans to bundle its storage device with a home energy monitoring system that would allow users to view how much power they are using and how much it is costing them right on their television displays. This could make the company a major player in the smart grid arena as well.

Panasonic, which scored a deal to supply batteries to Tesla Motors in October, has already successfully pushed automotive battery makers out of the market, like Imara, which shuttered earlier this month. Valence, being kept afloat by a new contract with Smith Electric Vehicles, could be next if it doesnít move fast. In any case, it will have a head start, with Panasonicís storage system not hitting stores until 2011.

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By netchicken: posted on 30-12-2009








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