Smart Battery Standard by Smart Battery Team
Apr 8, 2014
Here's an excellent example of a lithium battery development project, in this case an electric skateboard: http://boostedboards.posthaven.com/technical-progress-part-iii-lithium-battery
May 3, 2014
No battery chemistry yet devised even comes close to the economy of direct transmission of electrical energy from generator to load. Unfortunately, your proposal has no merit at all.
May 8, 2014
@laurenceclarkberg: Thank you for the proposal! @robertdedomenico: Robert, your participation is appreciated, but please keep the criticism constructive; in order for it to benefit both the author(s) and the CoLab community. Thank you.
Jun 24, 2014
Smart Battery Team, Inspiring proposal including description of social adoption. Very future-esque. - would be strengthened by examination of embedded technical issues - what technical improvements need to be made - what is the business model - what are the development challenges - explain more clearly how it abates emissions - assumed but not explained fully - address behavioral challenge of convincing people to lug around batteries. Very visionary. Much thanks.
Jul 19, 2014
Bob--I agree that sending electricity from a central generator to various community loads is physically efficient. But this efficiency requires a massive infrastructure. With smart batteries we can do away with the power plants, power lines, trenches, towers, engineers, line workers, government regulators, etc. This is big picture efficiency, not small-minded efficiency. And many more efficiencies become possible. With handheld batteries powering ebikes and other small electric vehicles we can also do away with gas pump. No more refineries, oil tankers, off-shore platforms, oil spills, etc. We need our calculations to incorporate these big-picture efficiencies. Jessica--thanks for a very thoughtful critique. I didn't have enough time to address your comments before the end of the contest. Maybe next year!
Aug 13, 2014
We agree that making battery systems "smart" with more software will yield benefits in many applications. It could be especially useful in disaster relief situations. But the proposal goes too far in assuming the degree of behavior change that will accompany better batteries--a more thorough future proposal may pair this idea with a behavior proposal in the related contest area.