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The University of California Riverside has one very dedicated alum who puts our measly $50 annual donations to our alma maters to shame. Winston Chung, founder and CEO of Chinese energy heavyweight Winston Global Energy recently gave the college more than $2 million worth of rare earth lithium-ion batteries equalling 1.1 megawatts of power and measuring the length of an entire 164 foot olympic sized pool! The school will use the batteries initially to power the first floor of their engineering building but the plan is to eventually expand their use to allow the building to generate all of its own juice, moving it off the power grid entirely in the near future.

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  1. chris offspring November 16, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Are you sure it’s “1.1 megawatts of power” and not “1.1 megawatthours of energy”?
    Because a battery of the size of a coin could output 1.1 megawatts. Not for long, but it could.
    But this coin sized battery could never hold 2.2 megawatthours.

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