Started by PetterT, 16.11.2016, 21:44:27
QuoteAccording to Tesla here, total battery capacity production in 2013 was only 34 gigawatt-hours. Rounding the figure up to 35 giganwatt-hours, you would need to increase the global annual production of lithium-ion batteries by some 300-fold just to cover Germany's power supply for a single week. Or in other words, the current global annual production capacity would be enough to cover Germany's power demand for a whole 30 minutes!Globally, an entire year's production of lithium batteries would supply the global demand for about a single minute. And this is without taking losses from factors such as efficiency and age into account.