Why Tesla (And Everyone Else Are Shipping Containers The Future Of Construction? 2 days ago   08:27

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The battery industry is rapidly changing, in part because of growth in mobile devices and electric cars. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025. But the energy sector could be disrupted by battery innovation as well. Here's everything you need to know about the big business of batteries and how battery innovation is changing our world.

**CORRECTION** @5:04 in the story, the lower third reads Gaston Plante. The correct name is John Goodenough, who is the co-inventory of the lithium-ion battery.
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Shini Kyokai
Cool video. Nice to see you guys taking a page from The Verge.
Bill MASE
Because they power their cars.
crazieeez
How come battery is still too expensive? I want a $10 per kWh. That way I can get a $700, 70kWh battery car to travel 400 miles.
Frank Albe
As a 55 year old person, I've heard about "great" new technology all my life. None of it has panned out. I had a GMC van (beautiful for ultimate comfort and utility) but it got 9 miles to the gallon. I hope that humanity moves forward from here. IMHO asking our children to freeze in the dark isn't going to happen. Not an Elon Musk fanboy but bringing electric powered things to market that people want is key.
MrStanderd5000
Not true the first battery was the Baghdad battery
Angela Vrillante
This guys don't realized....
Jeff Wyman
New 2019 dual Carbon Battery from Japan - Last much longer and Charge up to 20 Times Faster than lithium ion Batteries, Also this Carbon Battery runs cooler with much less chance of Fire ,, Elon Musk has worked with this Japanese company Power Japan Plus in the past developing batteries , It is just (possible) that they may be using this new carbon battery for Tesla's in the future. Of course that is if the Batteries are as good as they say they are.. The new Carbon batteries configuration is similar to lithium ion and can be manufactured in the same manufacturing Plants that manufacture lithium-ion today.. Below are some statements from the Japanese company.... “Power Japan Plus is a materials engineer for a new class of carbon material that balances economics, performance and sustainability in a world of constrained resources,” said Dou Kani, CEO of Power Japan “The Ryden dual carbon battery is the energy storage breakthrough needed to bring green technology like electric vehicles to mass market.” The anode and the cathode of the battery are both made out of carbon with an organic electrolyte solution that allows for ion current to flow separately. This also does not require the use of any rare Earth metals or other rare metals, significantly cutting down on the price of each unit. Thermal stability means that this battery will not heat up while in use or during charging, and removes the threat of Thermal Explosion and making for a Safer Battery.
David Kreimer
at 5:05 there's a shot of Da Bama giving a bi metalic metal award (which turned out, this medal, to be in itself a fabulos battery). (way to go,guys). Anyhoo, that guy identified as Gaston Plante ,aka the co-inventer of Li Ox battery, is not the guy in the foto. Seriously, you Tube scribes, really need to do a better job, or really love what yur doing,cause you don't . That old chap, whose middle name is "bannister".
has the full name of Jonithan B. Goodenough. Johnny B Good. Enough.  At age 72 or so, he was, is, the inventor of Li Ox batteries. At 94 or so, he's still cranking em out. Really. Just kidding about that battery medal thing. Fake fact.
Aurα вírdч
Sony is beast ,they made the transistor and now lithium ion.
Ahmed Khan
Two words. Infinity stones
Davo Apo
tesla on the right track ..
Captian Nemo
lol... Forgets to mention Nickel-Iron Batteries... (Should have been right after Nickel-Cad) which while heavy and low discharge... last nearly forever.
Gautam Chauhan
I don't think Lithium Ion is the future. Graphene batteries are the future.
Mikolaj F.
If windmills or solar panels cannot continuesly deliver the same energy... Why not couple them to water dams? During sunny days or when the wind is strong, use the solar or wind energy to pump water upstream. Release the water overnight or when there is no wind. No batteries needed, problem solved. Can any expert comment on that?
smt20007
Anyone else asking the environmental impact of these batteries? Mines are no small endeavor. Anyone who feels good about buying an EV is just pushing their carbon dependence out of sight and upstream. Same goes for recycling of batteries - glad to see cnbc bring these up even if it didn't spend a lot of time on it, but we need more conversations about this because 'green' isn't as 'green'' as it always seems.
paul broderick
…… and I suppose cobalt is only found in politically unstable regions of the world. Great!!
Don Myers
Cypress Development is developing a world-class Lithium resource 200km from Tesla's gigafactory in Nevada.
pmcllc
#TSLA $TSLA energy storage for the win!
Khely Tobias
What about graphene battery?
krawacik3
I think all batteries have potential.
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Are Shipping Containers The Future Of Construction? Why Tesla (And Everyone Else 2 days ago   04:37

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Shipping containers are being used as a constructive alternative for homebuilders. Paul Galvin, the chief executive of SG Blocks, says the days for traditional homebuilders are numbered.

Homeowners in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas now have an alternative to traditional brick and wood structures to keep their families safe: shipping containers. Their unibody steel construction exceeds structural code in the U.S. and stands up to severe conditions in seismic zones. One leader in the space is Brooklyn-based SG Blocks.

Founded in 2007, SG Blocks repurposes some of the 20 million or so containers in the world as its primary building tool. It calls itself a one-stop-shop construction platform for consumers looking for longer-lasting, greener, less-expensive dwellings.

SG Blocks manages the project from start to finish and provides industry-approved, code-engineered cargo shipping containers and complete architectural, engineering and design. Once the foundation is in and approved, SG Blocks delivers the home approximately 90 days later.

"The beautiful thing about prefabricated construction with SG Blocks is that while your contractor is doing the hole in the ground and the utilities, we're at the same exact time modifying the modules so that on Friday your foundation is finished and then on Monday, instead of having your general contractor show up for his first day, we start delivering 1,000 square feet an hour," said Paul Galvin, chairman and CEO of SG Blocks.
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