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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Nissan shows off their Solar Solution

It looks like Nissan may be following Tesla's lead, with the debut of their new home energy solution. With integrated solar panels, a battery storage system and home energy management, this will allow customers to both enjoy reduced hydro rates and charge their Nissan Leaf. It seems to be quite a bit cheaper than Teslas option as well, with pricing around Ł3,881 including home assessment and installation. Link here
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 10:03 AM
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Pretty incredible looking system that Nissan has developed here, and it looks substantially cheaper than some of the other options on the market. Looks like on average this system should save you about 66% on your hydro bills. It looks like they have also indicated that the panels should last around 40 years, so there should be plenty of savings to be found after the upfront cost has been covered.
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Since Nissan seems to be new to the solar panel game, I'd probably wait a while before installing their system just so everyone else can work out the kinks, especially for those who gets snowfall every year. Also assume the price of these panels and installation will go down over time.
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Its also important to note that these solar kits are being made with recycled Leaf battery packs. But if you'd prefer fresh, new batteries than Nissan will happy oblige. They are offering extended warranties on the system for up to 10 years to put your concerns at ease.
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I love all the initiatives that Nissan is taking to reuse tech from old models. I think we may be seeing more automakers do this in the future, as resources are probably going to get tight for batteries, with all the new EV's that are expected to come to market in the next few years.
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