Nissan has launched a second-life EV battery storage venture, Nissan Energy Solar, targeting UK homes.
The new business, announced on 18 January, will offer a solar plus storage system jointly developed with Eaton.
The xStorage Home system combines used lithium-ion battery modules from Nissan’s LEAF electric vehicles with Eaton’s power management technology.
According to Nissan, the “allinone solution” can save up to 66% in energy bills for UK homes by using stored power to avoid expensive daytime energy tariffs.
Eaton said xStorage works by using renewable energy when available, or a cheaper periods such as during the night and releasing the stored energy when demand and costs are high.
The companies said xStorage can also act as a backup source.
The launch comes just months after Nissan sold its EV battery business to China.
In October 2017, Zhenjiang, China, was reportedly named as the new headquarters and production base for the now Chinese-owned Nissan EV batteries business.