If it LEAD your going backwards to begin with. Even popular Science had an article showing LEAD is the worst pollution in history. We took lead out of paint and even gasoline so lets not use it in batteries.
Stationary batteries are also short sighted. They can only be use at that one location.
The best is V2G, read www.V2G-101.COM to learn how advanced lithium batteries can act as backup, Time Of day power feeds and regulation of the GRID.
Solar City is the only Solar company I know of that is using Lithium batteries as backup. They are from Tesla , the best new car in 100 years and only new car company in 50 years in the USA !
If more people would see the light and buy solar they would not have to layoff. Many still just burn coal and NG like it was natural but it IS NOT!
Buy American, Buy Clean and Renewable. Drive electric!
First Solar is light and on many homes. It don't add much weight at all. My favorite is Sunpower with almost double the energy of most panels, best in high heat and the best warranty! If I was doing solar today that is what I would use.
I've had my system since 2001, works fantastic making more than I use for my home and car that are both 100% electric!
Solar is great. Most people know fuel cells will always be 20 years away and just store energy most made from Fossil Fuels. They are very expensive but make Lithium battery mega storage looks very low cost.
Patrick, Doug is very correct. There have been subsidies for OIL, NG, COAL and Nuclear and this is the real problem. If we reduce them by 10% a year so we don't create a big problem we will all see how low cost and great Renewable Energy is right now.
Tesla and Solar City have been offering this for a few years now. With long lasting non-toxic Tesla Lithium batteries it's a whole new world.
When you use Solar to replace gas for fuel in a car it pays off 8 times faster. My LEAF goes over 6 miles on 1 kWh of electric . That's about 10 kWh at 50 cents vs a gallon of gas !
LEAD is one of the worst pollution sources, from mining to recycling to the acid in them. Short life and out gassing if you over charge.
Take a step into the 21st Century and use better technology so we can move forward.
We already have the best incentive, the most Sunshine in the world, almost twice that of Germany!
Menham and others. There is surplus electricity at night , Off Peak that gets dumped since there is no way to store it or ramp it down. So if you charge at night like 80% of the EV drivers do you save that excess energy.
Also an electric is 80% efficient, a gas car only 15% efficient, a diesel on 30% efficent. Cars idle and make deadly carbon monoxide. My EV runs off my home that is 110% solar, I make more than I use for the car and home.
Add up the entire system. Electric wins hands down!
We need a National Net-Metering rule. All power companies should have to give equal credits for clean renewable solar. It should be paid or credited at the Peak Time Of Day rate. It should also be equal to the higher rates the utilities charge other customers for Renewable power.
What's fair for them should be fair and equal to GRID Ties Solar customers.
France is learning that Nuclear is not sustainable and Solar is. The facts keep adding up along with their tons of deadly waste.