Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Google Green

THE CONCEPT: Google will use its fleet of Hybrid cars in Mountain view campus as an electricity source

A technology called Vehicle-To-Grid, V2G, allows for the bi-directional sharing of electricity between Electric Vehicles (EVs) or Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) and the electric power grid. The technology turns each vehicle into a potential energy storage system, increasing power reliability and the amount of renewable energy available to the grid during peak power usage. Google has signed an agreement with PG& E, www.pge.com (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), a pioneer in developing the technogly that enables cars to become energy suppliers for homes, businesses ets. In the future this system will allow to offset Google's peak energy usage with energy from the vehicle batteries stored the previous night, simultaneously providing environmental, economic and national security benefits.

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