State Sen. Kevin Lundberg has lived off the power grid in Berthoud for the last 25 years. He generates and stores his own electricity and right now he is awaiting a shipment from China of nickel-iron home batteries.
“These kind of batteries were invented by Thomas Edison,” Lundberg said in an interview last week. “The batteries he invented are still functioning. They last forever, not like the lead-acid batteries we use now, which you have to replace. The problem is, they shut down all production of the nickel-iron batteries in the 1960s — except they're still making them in China.”
Lundberg seems to be just warming up into his topic. It’s hard to get it all down.