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.
Trial operations have begun on a second-life lithium-ion energy storage system for frequency regulation in Hamburg, Germany.
The 2MW (2,800kWh) project, which uses 2,600 battery modules from more than 100 BMW electric vehicles, began after successful completion of the design phase.
Japanese car company Nissan is to use second-life EV batteries to power its new French office, the largest ever grid-integrated EV system in a building in the world.
Sixty-four used lithium-ion batteries from Nissan Leafs combined with solar generation will comprise the 1 MWh energy storage system, with 100 vehicle-to-grid chargers from Nissan’s partner Enel installed.