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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-16-2018, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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We know that Nissan is one of the first companies that has shown an interest in repurposing old batteries from their vehicles, and here is one great example. Nissan has installed approximately 148 Leaf batteries into the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. The set up not only provides 3 megawatts of energy storage, but in case of a power outage it will also support several thousand households in the surrounding neighbourhood.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 08:38 AM
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That's an impressive facility and a great way to utilize old components. It's great to see that Nissan's initiatives are already making a difference, and I hope that other manufacturers follow suit.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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I think these kinds of storage centers will becoming increasingly common in metropolitan areas, especially as more electric vehicles begin to hit the market. We'll need a stronger electric infrastructure with the additional strain all these vehicles are going to put on the grid.
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This is the way of the future. Tesla set a good example by also having home systems aside from all it does in the automotive world.
Do you guys think we'll see Tesla face similar rival challenges as they have with cars?
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Nissan has already shown off their solar energy solutions, which I believe will soon be offered to home owners in the UK. The system makes use of solar panels and a storage battery, but I doubt that its as capable as the powerwall. This sort of smart grid technology is going to become increasingly important.
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From what I've read, it also looks like vehicle to grid technology will also play a key role. Most electric companies have found that then you're constantly putting the battery through regulated cycling, that it actually improves its overall lifetime.
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That sounds like a good selling point for anyone who already owns an EV. We're going to see a big shift in how people utilize and monitor their electricity use and more people will adopt this technology as it becomes cheaper. The powerwall/solar panels are a pretty big investment.
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That sounds like a good selling point for anyone who already owns an EV. We're going to see a big shift in how people utilize and monitor their electricity use and more people will adopt this technology as it becomes cheaper. The powerwall/solar panels are a pretty big investment.
powerwall/solar panels built into new homes makes it easy to absorb the cost along with financing to retrofit a home with it. at least in the short-term it will add value to homes and become a selling point
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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EV's require a big investment upfront, but have some pretty incredible pay offs long term. I think the average cost of charging an EV over the course of a year is around $500, and maintenance increments are much cheaper and further apart.
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