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Nissan – Eaton offer “xStorage”
– Theaffordable home energy storage system
• Designed to be the most reliable and affordable energy storage system.
• Helps consumers avoid expensive energy tariff periods.
• Developed in collaboration with Eaton and designed at Nissan Europe.
• Sales targeted at 100,000 units within the next five years
LONDON (UK) 10th May 2016: the automotive company Nissan and the 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 choice to control the The NISSAN Electric Vehicle (EV) LEAF
energy source in homes.
Connected to residential power supply as well to 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 the grid energy is cheaper (e.g. during the night) and releasing the 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 under strain. Moreover, customers can also generate additional revenues by selling stored energy back to the grid when demand and costs are high.
The xStorage unit will be the first device of its kind in the market to provide a fully integrated energy storage solution for homeowners. This means, unlike other storage devices, this factory made integrated unit ensures safety and performance when storing and distributing clean power to consumers. Once set-up by a certified installer, it is ready to go, giving consumers the ability to plug in and power up easily. It will also have smartphone connectivity to allow consumers to flick between energy sources at the touch of a button.
According to Nissan Europe, the consumers should have flexibility and power to control, how and when to use energy in their homes. The new xStorage solution combines Nissan’s expertise in vehicle design and reliable battery technology with Eaton’s leadership in power quality and electronics, together leading to a formidable second life battery solution. It not only makes energy storage exciting and affordable, but also delivers real consumer benefits whilst ensuring smarter and more sustainable energy management for the grid.
Beyond its high specification functionality, the xStorage system has also been designed with aesthetics and usability to ensure it fits seamlessly into the home environment. The design expertise came from the brains at Nissan Design Europe, UK, renowned for world-class vehicle design and styling.
The concept provides a sustainable ‘second life’ for Nissan’s electric vehicle (EV) batteries after 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 home, having both, flexibility and opportunity for cost savings. The xStorage System by NISSAN – Eaton
Eaton Electrical EMEA- the collaborative partner of Nissan has enabled optimizationof development and production costs.The system will be provided to end-users in ready to use mode, with all required elements including cabling and installation by certified professionals, at a starting price of €4,000 for 4.2 kWh nominal. The policy is to avoid hidden costs and achieve a lower total cost.
Both companies have a well-established footprint in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. Eaton has a network of over 1,000 distributors with qualified installers in 77 countries. This will ensure the consumers to access store and use clean power safely and efficiently in the comfort of their own home.
The joint initiative marks the start of a long-term commitment by Nissan and Eaton to widen the portfolio of energy storage solutions that are available to both private and commercial customers. Nissan and Eaton expect to sell more than 100,000 xStorage units within the next five years as the consumer appetite for this type of technology continues to grow.
Nissanwith headquarters in in Yokohama, Japan, has one of the most comprehensive European presences, with local design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. It has plants in UK, Spain and Russia. The Nissan LEAF isthe world’s most popular electric vehicle with 96% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Theparent Nissan Motor Co. Ltd sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. With headquarters in Japan, it manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceana; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America with a global workforce of 247,500. It has partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since March 1999.
Eaton is aleading power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions to manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
For more information, visit www.eaton.com