Nissan Now Offers Up To 9.6 kWh xStorage Residential Battery, Larger/Stackable Commercial ESS Systems Too

DEC 4 2016 BY MARK KANE 10

Nissan together with its energy storage partner – Eaton announced further extension of its ESS (energy storage solution battery) offer in Europe to include several residential, buildings and grid options.

xStorage residential energy storage

xStorage residential energy storage

The xStorage Home (see PDF specs) is now to be available in:

  • 4.2 kWh (second life batteries)
  • 6 kWh (new or used batteries)
  • 9.6 kWh (new batteries)

All unitsw available with 3 or 6 kW power output.

Pre-orders in Europe are being accepted now in the UK, Norway and Germany, with other European markets coming online in the upoming months.

The base system starts from €3,500 ($3,700 USD -excl. VAT and installation costs) for the 4.2 kWh system, €3,900 for 6 kWh, and €5,580 ($5,950 USD) for the 9.6 kWh unit (with new cells).

Nissan & Eaton - xStorage Home

Nissan & Eaton – xStorage Home

Nissan on the home units – more details on commercial products also below:

“xStorage Home units – which provide a sustainable second life for Nissan’s electric vehicle (EV) batteries after their first life in cars is over – will be priced competitively starting at €3,500 (excluding VAT and installation costs) for a power capacity of 3.5kW rising to just €3,900 for 6kW. Units powered by new Nissan batteries will start from €5,000 rising to €5,580 for the highest capacity and will come with an extended warranty period of ten years.

Connected to a residential power supply and/or renewable energy sources such as solar panels, the unit has the potential to revolutionise the way people manage energy usage in their own home, providing added flexibility.

xStorage residential energy storage

xStorage residential energy storage

xStorage Home comes with solar panel inverters already integrated meaning that if a home is equipped with solar panels, the consumer can connect directly to xStorage Home, storing and then powering their homes using clean, renewable energy. It can also save customers money on their utility bills by charging up when renewable energy is available or cheaper, and releasing that stored energy when demand and costs are high.

The xStorage Home unit also has the capability to provide energy back to the grid in countries where the conditions enable customers to do so. This provides another potential revenue stream as customers will be able to sell stored energy back to the grid when demand and costs are high.

The system also provides the ultimate back-up energy solution to consumers, ideal at a time when energy grids are coming under significant strain. With smartphone connectivity, it allows consumers to switch between energy sources at the touch of a button.”

xStorage residential energy storage

xStorage residential energy storage

Nissan, Eaton and The Mobility House power up Amsterdam Arena

Nissan, Eaton and The Mobility House power up Amsterdam Arena

Nissan & Eaton also now offer xStorage Buildings (from 24 kWh to several MWh) and xStorage Grid.

Of interest: the xStorage Buildings units are to be used in the world-famous Amsterdam Arena – an incredibly large ESS to consist of 280 used LEAF packs with total of 4 MWh/4MW of energy and power available (which is around 60% of the original capacity of the 280 units/24 kWh batteries).

“Nissan, power management leader Eaton and The Mobility House today signed a ground-breaking 10-year deal with Amsterdam ArenA – home of Ajax Football Club and world-famous entertainment venue – to provide back-up power from second life Nissan LEAF batteries.

The xStorage Buildings system efficiently stores and distributes energy when it’s needed, ensuring that the lights never go out at the renowned 55,000-seater stadium, which has played host to numerous high profile concerts and sporting events over the years.

By repurposing batteries from previously used electric vehicles, the xStorage Buildings system can draw energy from the grid, providing businesses with more control, better value and a more sustainable choice for their energy consumption.

Using 280 Nissan LEAF batteries, the system designed for the Amsterdam ArenA will be the largest energy storage system powered by second-life batteries used by a commercial business in Europe and will have four Megawatts of power and four Megawatts of storage capacity.

As well as providing vital back-up power services to the ArenA, xStorage Buildings also enables the Amsterdam ArenA to power the surrounding neighbourhood when necessary and protect the grid. The Mobility House, a technology company, will operate the xStorage Buildings system integrated at the Amsterdam ArenA. It will perform various energy services strengthening local grid stability while generating additional value for the Amsterdam ArenA.”

Nissan, Eaton and The Mobility House power up Amsterdam Arena

Nissan, Eaton and The Mobility House power up Amsterdam Arena

Nissan, Eaton and The Mobility House power up Amsterdam Arena

Nissan, Eaton and The Mobility House power up Amsterdam Arena

Nissan & Eaton - xStorage Grid

Nissan & Eaton – xStorage Grid

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10 Comments on "Nissan Now Offers Up To 9.6 kWh xStorage Residential Battery, Larger/Stackable Commercial ESS Systems Too"

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“Nissan Now Offers”” … “up to 9.6 kWh xStorage Residential Battery”.

So if Nissan “now offers”, where can we purchase and when will it be shipped and installed?

Can I order the kit and build my own with used batteries when my Nissan Leaf bites the dust? 😉

Probably not but you could buy a leaf-to-home system and just connect it via the chademo port. Perhaps you could take the doors off the car, remove most of the dash, sheering wheel, cut out the A-frame, etc reverse the front seats and make a nice little outdoor seating area for 4 adults. Drilling a hole in the boot and plugging it would provide a handy drain. That would allow you to use the boot for ice and beer. Alternatively if you are not a drinker you could fill it with water and use the 12V system in the car to have a little water feature back there……

Or maybe you could just take out the front seats install a big 12V TV and turn your old leaf into a little outdoor home cinema….. why you would want to watch TV outside is unknown, I’m going to stop now.

How about just take off the doors and use it for Golf.

In fact, you could get much more kWh for less, with a worn out Leaf.
It’s just a little big cumbersome.

Fantastic ideas!!! Unfortunately, I don’t have a quick charge port. Maybe the golf cart idea will work.

Plenty of people on YouTube buying used Tesla cells and making their own storage packs. Some are selling kits or have plenty of resources to make your own.

Is there an inverter in it? Even if there is it is still more expensive than the Powerwall 2.

I think if they make it horizontal, and add an LED TV on it it will sell better.

Now this I can use. Not sure about the Mopar parts that popped-up 5 times, not buying Dodge parts for my EV.