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G. David Felt
Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.CheersandGears.com

 

News Reports GM to Announce Secondary Use of VOLT Battery's!

 

According to the wall street journal, yesterday GM was set to announce a secondary use for the VOLT batteries. According to the story, the 17 kWh battery that GM builds for the VOLT has a cost between $5,100 to $8,500 dollars.

 

According to GM Media, the First generation batteries are now to be used in a second life from helping to keep the lights on and equipment running in IT data centers to bat houses and Duck nesting box's for endangered species.

 

According to GM, the first generation VOLT battery at the end of it's useful life still actually holds over 80% of it's original storage capacity. As such GM has put together commercial and non-commercial use of these battery systems with and without wind turbines to generate enough power to keep buildings up and running for 4 hrs or when not needed return to the electric grid renewable power.

 

The reuse of the VOLT batteries has allowed the GM Data Center administration building to get the LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.

 

Full GM Medias Announcement

 

VOLT Battery Backup System

 

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