Nissan Teams With Eaton On Second-Life Battery System
Nissan teams with Eaton on energy storage systems using EV batteries (for second-life applications after significant capacity fade – so we imagine a lot of 2011/2012 LEAF packs).
Nissan is gearing up for upcoming volume battery reuse in the future and Eaton, as power management specialists, will develop ESS for various applications.
No specs or timeframe was announced, but they will begin with UPS combined with solar PV.
“Nissan and Eaton will combine their respective expertise in lithium-ion batteries and power electronics respectively, to bring reliable and cost-competitive energy storage and control technologies to the market.
The partnership will focus on creating commercially viable energy storage and control centres that will provide a sustainable ‘second life’ for Nissan’s lithium-ion batteries after their automotive usage. With more than 70 years of electric vehicle heritage and over 50 years of experience in power electronics, Nissan and Eaton are primed to take on the challenge.
The first module to be deployed will combine second-life LEAF batteries with Eaton’s uninterruptable power supply (UPS) technology and solar PV to create a stand-alone energy storage and control package that will allow customers to manage energy consumption and supply, whilst connected to, or independent of, the grid.
The storage and control module will offer an affordable, long-term method for harnessing clean energy, further facilitating the deployment of renewable energy and increased grid stability and efficiency.”
Robert Lujan, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Global said:
“The batteries as power storage units far outlast the typical life of a car. In order to bring a commercially viable solution to the market, it requires not only the battery expertise of Nissan, but also the experience in power management, control and integration that Eaton offers. This partnership is the first step in delivering a real world system for our customers in the near future.”
“Having produced our own batteries, at our leading manufacturing sites worldwide, for many years; we will now be able to expand the life of our automotive batteries therefore reducing the need to use additional resources from the planet to produce new batteries”
Cyrille Brisson, Vice President Marketing, Eaton Electrical EMEA said:
“These systems will really facilitate the wider adoption and deployment of renewable generation; giving people greater control over their energy supply and consumption.
“The wide-ranging benefits of such a unit include continuity of supply, increased grid stability and efficiency, avoidance of peak energy tariffs and a reduction in the reliance on expensive fuels like diesel to compensate for no-grid or poor-grid situations.”
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