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Electric Vehicles Could Be New Backup Power Stations for Military Bases


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, energy, greenliving, protection )

Cher
- 497 days ago - greenerideal.com
The Army Corps of Engineers, which has been awarded a $7 milllion contract, will be testing if electric vehicles help protect a military base from power disruptions at Fort Carson, Colorado.



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tasunka m. (334)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:37 am
This new "green" technology is expensive.
I invested in electric garbage truck stock,and it has not been doing well.
Will keep hoping .
 

Paul Wellman (1)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:01 pm
In my mind electric vehicles are silly at best. Where does all of this electricity come from. We are already pushing the capacity of the grid.
The microgrid idea has been around along a long time. Look up Diversified Generation Association (DGA).
The Santa Rosa Jail 1 megawatt fuel cell mentioned is the way to go. Fuel cell vehicles are practical and would do what the military is trying to do with battery electric vehicles.
Running electricity from solar, wind, etc. through fuel cells to produce hydrogen as a means of storing the energy until it is needed works. The hydrogen is then ran through fuel cells to produce electricity on demand. The hydrogen produced can also be transported to where it is needed instead of producing power at a remote power plant and then pushing it over the grid to where it is needed. There is a lot of line loss inherent in the centralized power system that is eliminated by using DGA systems.
I urge you to check out Jeremy Rifkin's book The Hydrogen Economy to see how this will work.
 

John S. (294)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:35 am
I think a generator would last longer.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:51 am
noted, thank you Cher
 
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