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NISSAN AND EATON BROADEN RESIDENTIAL ENERGY STORAGE


PORTFOLIO Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions by introducing a range of six product configurations.


The xStorage Home system can draw energy from the sun or from the grid, making energy consumption more affordable and encouraging home-owners to make a more sustainable choice. The cutting-edge technology in the xStorage Home system is also fit for the future, and can enable customers to sell energy back to the grid – an opportunity that is expected to be offered by energy companies in the future.


The system gives consumers greater control over how and when they use energy in their own homes enabling them to avoid expensive tariff periods. The expanded range will offer consumers greater choice over power capacity and price as well as units. Consumers can opt to purchase units powered by either second life batteries or new batteries.


or, alternatively, at Rittal’s production factory in Plymouth.


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Looking at different strategies that can be implemented and the potential gains and compromises that could occur, this seminar covers a broad spectrum of technologies and processes including data networks, datacentres, computer rooms, heating and ventilation as well as IT infrastructure and building management.


Aimed at all levels of mechanical engineers, facilities managers, estates managers, electrical engineers and IT managers, this CPD course can either be presented at consultants and contractors offices or at Rittal’s specialist datacentre location in Enfield.


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xStorage Home units provide a sustainable second life for Nissan’s electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Connected to a residential power supply and/or renewable energy sources such as solar panels, the unit has the potential to revolutionise the way people manage energy usage in their own home.


xStorage Home comes with solar panel inverters already integrated, meaning that if a home is equipped with solar panels, the consumer can connect directly to xStorage Home, storing and then powering their homes using clean, renewable energy. It can also save customers money on their utility bills by charging up when renewable energy is available or cheaper.


The xStorage Home unit also has the capability to provide energy back to the grid in countries where the conditions enable customers to do so. This provides another potential revenue stream as customers will be able to sell stored energy back to the grid when demand and costs are high.


The system also provides the ultimate back-up energy solution to consumers, ideal at a time when energy grids are coming under significant strain. With smartphone connectivity, it allows consumers to


switch between energy sources at the touch of a button.


Paul Willcox, Chairman, Nissan Europe said: “Energy pricing and availability have long been concerns for all of us, and with this product, consumers will finally be able to take control of how and when they use energy in their homes.”


This move towards the use of alternative energy sources is in line with consumer demand across Europe. Nissan’s Social Index report found that environmental issues are one of European consumers’ greatest concerns for the future. An overwhelming majority of those surveyed were excited to see more alternative energy sources developed in the future and 89% wanted to see recycled materials used in more innovative ways.


Frank Campbell, President, Eaton Electrical and Corporate EMEA said: “European consumers are increasingly demanding alternative energy management solutions. Working in partnership with Nissan, we have developed a range of affordable, ready-to-use home energy storage solutions.”


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