“Nissan’s Following Tesla Into Solar Power and Home Batteries” …is mass solar V2G in the offing?

Wired magazine reports a US perspective on a new development in the UK. Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director for Nissan Europe says of the company’s new venture: “It enables UK homeowners to make significant savings on their household electricity bills, and become champions of sustainability and green technology.”

Solarcentury is the behind-brand delivery partner and proud to be so.

Meanwhile, EVs are reaching a tipping point in the UK. New registrations have soared from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 137,000 by March 2018, and large-scale use of vehicle-to-grid may not be far off. As Chris Wright of Moixa describes that prospect:  “Research conducted prior to this project by Element Energy, one of the consortium partners, found that without V2G, EVs could account for 30% of new car sales by 2030, with 4.7 million on the road. However, potential V2G revenues could reduce the total cost of ownership of an EV by £1000. According to Elemnet Energy, this could result in EVs accounting for 40% of new car sales by 2030, with 6.5 million on the road.”

Interesting fact from Chris’s article: Just 10 new Nissan LEAFs can store as much energy as a thousand homes typically consume in an hour.
Image: From Nissan website

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