A Light Bulb Goes On

Muller, Joann
January 2008
Forbes Asia;1/7/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p36
The article presents information on the vehicle-to-grid technology proposed by Willett Kempton, a renewable energy professor at the University of Delaware, to the U.S. lawmakers. The technology will turn cars into rolling power stations that can provide clean energy when utilities need it most. For ten years he has been trying to convince utilities and automakers that electric cars could draw power at night, when power is cheaper, and then discharge some of that juice back into the grid during the day to balance supply and demand for electricity.


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