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Home power could be second uses


Plug-in cars such as the Volt and the Nissan Leaf big, expensive batteries might last longer the vehicles themselves.

But if those had a second use, the cars, to go on later this year, be more affordable.

A San Diego group has landed a $1 million to test possible second for these batteries, including them into home that would charge at and put out power during the day.

“Essentially, we’re looking at one of the ways, and most likely one of the important ways, of making vehicles more affordable and sustainable in the long term,” Mike Ferry, transportation manager for the California Center for Energy.

The center plans to with San Diego Gas Electric Co. Flux Power, AeroVironment of and the University of California Berkeley on a study of finding a second for the car batteries.

Plug-in cars are designed to go for with batteries charged the electric grid. As a result, power packs are much than a standard car battery.

the batteries use novel technology and they’re also much adding up to $10,000 to the cost of the

Experts believe that seven to 12 years, the batteries still hold 70 percent to 80 of the power they could new. That means still be worth money.

“But exactly how valuable? knows that yet, and what we’re setting out to Ferry said Friday.

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that the batteries will be when the cars they’re in are will make it easier for to bite the bullet on the large price — or make it easier for to write leases.

In the study, will think up possible and then test their on used batteries. The study is by the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Research Center at the University of Davis.

The batteries might even power companies. Batteries can provide power when is in high demand, when are transmission problems or when a moves over a solar

SDGE will test it can control the batteries remotely. The has been working on increasing use of sensing and computer technology to manage its operations — a concept as the smart grid.

Beyond the technical questions, issues are still unresolved, as who will pay for the big packs made used-car batteries.

“The model isn’t clear Ferry said.

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