Deepwater Wind’s U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Proposal Stores Powers using Tesla Powerpack Batteries

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According to a story from Bloomberg, energy supplier Deepwater Wind issued a proposal (one of many from other bids) for a new offshore renewable wind power plant near Massachusetts that would use Tesla’s commercial storage batteries, called Powerpacks, to store energy until it’s needed. Their plan includes the construction of a production facility with 144-megawatt capability build off the coast with the Tesla Powerpacks storing wind-generated energy with a 40-megawatt storage capacity at peak production times, and hold it in reserve for peak demand hours. Continue reading “Deepwater Wind’s U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Proposal Stores Powers using Tesla Powerpack Batteries”

Here’s HP’s Powerup Backpack, A Backpack That Can Recharge Your Laptop

One look at HP’s new Powerup Backpack gives the impression that it’s nothing more than a standard backpack, but the truth is that’s just its Clark Kent role; its hidden ‘Last Son of Krypton’-side is the accessory’s main feature.  HP’s $200 Powerup Backpack, can actually recharge a full-size laptop, and that’s due to the massive 22,400mAh battery installed. That much power could allow you to recharge your smartphone 10 times, and it includes ventilated pockets and heat sensors to make sure it doesn’t overheat.

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Tesla readying its ‘Gigafactory’ by tripling its land in Nevada

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Tesla’s battery-focused “Gigafactory” hasn’t even completed construction yet, and they’re already expanding its plant’s territory. The company announced that it has nearly TRIPLED its Nevada land purchases and added 1,893 acres to the 1,000 acres it received just last year. Continue reading “Tesla readying its ‘Gigafactory’ by tripling its land in Nevada”

Convert AA Batteries Into C Batteries with Some Thin Cardboard Strips

Would you mind entertaining yourself with this scenario: you need of some C batteries for one of your tools, but OH NO you only have AA batteries at your disposal. WHAT DO YOU DO?!? Well, with a little cardboard or some thick paper, you can convert some AA batteries into temporary C batteries in no time. #HackThePlanet!! Not really, buy seriously, isn’t Hackers just HILARIOUS … Continue reading Convert AA Batteries Into C Batteries with Some Thin Cardboard Strips

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+Node, DIY Batteries, Mind-Controlled PONG & The Sportatorium – WIRed #54

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This week’s slightly-ranty episode of WIRed discusses a Japanese home dividing nature and suburbs, how to make custom AC-powered batteries for battery-only devices, mind-controlled PONG leading to usage for the World Cup (WHAT?), and memories of the Dallas Sportatorium. Continue reading “+Node, DIY Batteries, Mind-Controlled PONG & The Sportatorium – WIRed #54”

The Faraday Porteur Electric Bicycle

Is this a sign of great technological advancement or proof that we humans are getting lazier and lazier?  Either way, the Faraday Porteur is aiming to become the “ultimate electric propelled utility bicycle.  The bike, built by and for cyclists, was nicknamed “the ultimate modern utility bicycle” by the Oregon Manifest bicycle design competition.  Just from looking at an image of it, you can tell that the Faraday Porteur is an elegantly designed bike, plus the designers claim that the bicycle is both comfortable and effortless to ride – whether you’re using the electric motor or not.  The project is up on Kickstarter, and they have far reached their $100,000 goal (raising 137,815 as of 7/30) before the end date of August 11th.   Continue reading “The Faraday Porteur Electric Bicycle”

Credit Card-Sized Battery For Emergency Charges (The “Not Paying For Stuff” Type)

Just in case of the emergency of your iPhone or iPod severely lacking in battery power, this credit card-like backup battery can charge up you iOS device when you’re in such a situation.

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