Green Charge, Nissan Reuse LEAF Batteries for Commercial Energy Storage

Green Charge, Nissan Reuse LEAF Batteries for Commercial Energy Storage

Nissan Motor Company and Green Charge Networks are going to deploy second-life lithium-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the US and international markets. More than 178,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold since the car’s launch in late 2010. Nissan has conducted multiple … Read more…

Old EV Batteries Power Stationary Storage System

Old EV Batteries Power Stationary Storage System

Japan-based Sumitomo has developed and installed a large-scale power storage system, which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. This prototype 600-kW commercial scale storage system built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, consists of 16 used EV batteries and will begin operating later this month. Over … Read more…

LED Update: Copenhagen Smart Network, Nissan Dealership

LED Update: Copenhagen Smart Network, Nissan Dealership

Silver Spring Networks will deliver its open standards-based networking platform for a citywide intelligent street lights project in Copenhagen, Denmark. Under a partnership with Citelum, a provider of urban electrical systems, Silver Spring Networks is expected to begin networking 20,000 street lights in Copenhagen in … Read more…

Nissan Manages Energy in Mexico, Brazil

Nissan Manages Energy in Mexico, Brazil

Nissan’s Green Program 2016 focuses on reducing environmental impacts at its global locations, including energy management activities in Latin America. In Mexico, Nissan has expanded a green energy program so that 50 percent of the energy used by the Aguascalientes Vehicle Assembly Plant comes from … Read more…

DOE Launches Workplace Charging Challenge

DOE Launches Workplace Charging Challenge

Thirteen major employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the Department of Energy’s new Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace EV charging stations for American workers across the country. The initiative aims to increase the convenience of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and … Read more…

Efficiency Investments Saved Nissan ‘More than $11.5m per Year,’ ACEEE Reports

Efficiency Investments Saved Nissan ‘More than $11.5m per Year,’ ACEEE Reports

After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, amidst rising natural gas prices, Nissan North America implemented a host of energy efficiency investments that have reduced its US manufacturing plants’ overall energy consumption by more than 30 percent, saving Nissan more than $11.5 million per year, according to … Read more…

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