Nissan PR Europe announces progress with programs to provide grid accessibility to BEV packs, both during their installed phase, and after they are replaced,
as I mentioned in my previous post.
In fact, if I am able to access the pack in my 2011 using a V2G device, the chance I will ever replace MY 2011's OE pack would seem to be very slight.
Due to the effects of subsidies on new BEV sales in reducing price paid for both new and used BEVs, you cant buy kWh much cheaper than with a used BEV, and I'd probally just keep my 2011 LEAF and use it primarily as my home kWh storage device after I replace it as my daily driver, rather than buying a dedicated home energy storage device from Nissan or anyone else.
The future is almost here.
Someday, everyone will realize the obvious.
That whenever your BEV is parked, you want it connected to a two-way charge/discharge device, so you can continue to put your pack to good use.
http://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/EU/en ... aid=145211
Nissan and Enel launch groundbreaking vehicle-to-grid project in the UK
•First ever vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial in the UK
•Nissan electric vehicles become mobile energy hubs supplying the grid
•Trial comprises of 100 V2G units
•Nissan EV owners can sell stored energy in their vehicles back to the grid for a profit
London, UK – May 10th,2016 – Automotive industry leader Nissan and multinational power company Enel today confirmed plans to launch a major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial – the first ever carried out in the UK. The trial will work by installing and connecting one hundred V2G units at locations agreed by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van. By giving Nissan electric vehicle owners the ability to plug their vehicles into the V2G system, owners will have the flexibility and power to sell stored energy from their vehicle battery back to the National Grid. This announcement follows the signing of the Nissan-Enel V2G partnership agreement in Paris in December 2015 during the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) and the subsequent kick-off, in January 2016, of the installation of 40 V2G units in Denmark.
Today’s announcement heralds an exciting era for energy management in the UK. Not only will Nissan electric vehicle owners be able to play an active role in grid stability, providing an alternate source of income, but it will revolutionise how energy is supplied to the grid. Once scaled up, the V2G technology can become a game-changer for owners of Nissan EV in the UK as they become fully fledged and active participants in the UK energy market...
I want the home V to G system (in my case, V to microgrid, so I can cut the wire connecting my home to PG&E) ...
http://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/EU/en ... aid=145212
Nissan and Eaton make home energy storage reliable and affordable to everyone with ‘xStorage’
•Designed to be the most reliable and affordable energy storage system in the market today
•Helps consumers avoid expensive energy tariff periods
•Developed in collaboration with Eaton and designed in the UK at Nissan Design Europe in London
•Sales expected to exceed 100,000 xStorage units within the next five years
LONDON (UK) 10th May 2016: Automotive leader Nissan and power management leader Eaton, have joined forces to unveil a new residential energy storage unit – designed to be the most affordable in the market today. Available to pre-order from September 2016, the ‘xStorage’ solution will give consumers the power to control how and when they use energy in their own homes.
Connected to residential power supply or renewable energy sources such as solar panels, the unit can save customers money on their utility bills by charging up when renewable energy is available or energy is cheaper (e.g. during the night) and releasing that stored energy when demand and costs are high. If a home is equipped with solar technology, this means that consumers can power their homes using clean energy stored in their xStorage system, and be rewarded financially for doing so by avoiding expensive daytime energy tariffs.
The home energy storage system also provides the ultimate back-up solution to consumers, ensuring that the lights never go out – ideal at a time when energy grids are coming under enormous strain. Moreover, customers can also generate additional revenues by selling stored energy back to the grid when demand and costs are high...
Providing a sustainable ‘second life’ for Nissan’s electric vehicle (EV) batteries after their first life in cars is over, the new unit is powered by twelve Nissan EV battery modules and has the potential to revolutionise the way people manage energy usage in their own home, providing added flexibility and multiple cost savings....
This FT report summarizes both releases:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7e75b7d2 ... z48GUKZn91