Electric vehicles have found a place in a market where cars with a gasoline or diesel engine stood out. The problem with these vehicles is that millions of batteries will be thrown away and no one knows what to do with them. MIT has found the alternative.
The batteries are an item that already knows too well. We use them on mobile devices and we know that the more we use them the faster their autonomy is reduced.
If this happens with mobiles, imagine yourself in an electric car. To achieve greater autonomy, the batteries of electric cars are replaced when their capacity is reduced to 80%. Electric cars are beginning to replace fuel-powered cars, therefore, these remains will increase over the years. What can we do with leftover electric car batteries? MIT has found the answer.
Target on Solar Farms
MIT has gone on to claim that surplus electric car batteries can be tapped on solar farms for a decade.
It may be a simple task, but to achieve the objectives proposed by the Technological Institute, a series of requirements must be met. It can be easy to take the batteries of electric cars and plug it into the facilities of a solar farm, but the reality is completely different.
To meet these requirements, MIT put in place predictive mathematical models to check the ten-year performance of a standard 2.5 MW solar farm. To do this, they compared two facilities: one with new lithium batteries and the other with used car batteries.
With these calculations two conclusions are drawn: the first is that used power supplies are paid less than 60%, something that can happen because it is no longer usable for car brands, and the second is to use recharges that does not exceed 65% of its capacity or be reduced to less than 15%.
By fulfilling these conditions, it is possible to carry out the proposed alternative.
The Electric Car Boom
Many countries are aware of the change from gasoline engines to an electric one. One of the things that need to be improved is the accessibility of charging points. There are more than 5,000 charging points spread throughout the country. Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia are the cities that most have these specialized areas.
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