6 December 2009

Wind + electric cars in Denmark

This is an exciting development:

By revamping the power grid, Dong Energy, Better Place’s partner and the biggest utility in Denmark, wants to power the anticipated fleet of electric cars with wind energy, which already supplies nearly 20 percent of the country’s power. With Better Place and the smart grid working together, cars would charge up as the winds blow at night, when power demand is lowest. Charging would soak up the utility’s extra power and sharply shrink the carbon footprint of electric vehicles.

2 comments:

libhom said...

I'm impressed that they already get 20% of their electricity from wind power.

Karlo said...

That is impressive. Even if wind power can't provide a complete solution, it's definitely clean. I wish the U.S. was moving faster in that direction.