The proposed concept utilizes the EV battery waste stream as a means to store wind energy in order to increase wind energy capacity factor, improve utilization, and make more efficient use of EV batteries prior to recycling. Michigan is an ideal location for such a facility because many of the battery and automotive manufacturers are located here. A 200 MW wind farm can charge a battery farm which consists of all reject and post-consumer batteries and all EVs located in Michigan by 2015. Michigan is on track to meet a 10% renewable portfolio by 2015 with over 1100 MW of planned new wind projects to be installed by then. Therefore, Michigan has plenty of wind capacity to charge the EV battery wind-storage facility and all of Michigan consumer EVs.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Srivastava, Steven K. and Nola, Gary, "Electric Vehicle Battery - Wind Energy Storage System" (2011). Green Manufacturing Research Journal. 3.