Nissan gets into home solar & energy storage market with all-in-one solution
Connecting renewable energy to electric cars is of paramount importance if we want electric mobility to be fully sustainable, and although its newest product is geared toward residential electricity production and not specifically electric vehicle charging, combining Nissan's home solar and storage product with an EV could deliver zero-emissions benefits to both home and vehicle.
Earlier this month, we covered the news about a partnership in Japan that could see new Nissan Leaf owners receive a "free" home solar array, and last week the automaker announced that its latest product, which combines both solar electricity generation and home energy storage, would launch in the UK.
According to Nissan, the system will be priced starting at £3881 (~US$5427), and although details are sparse, it appears that this is for the basic 6-panel solar array and energy management system alone, but considering that Nissan is making its new electric vehicles with a vehicle-to-home (V2H) feature, the EV could essentially function as the home's battery. The company claims that UK residents could save up to 66% in their energy bills with the Nissan Energy Solar system installed.