Nissan Energy Solar is a new offering from Nissan which fits solar panels and battery storage to UK homes, delivering cheap EV charging and lower electricity bills.
Nissan has been the pioneer in electric cars, with the LEAF the most successful EV to date, and the new 2018 Nissan LEAF turning it from an eco warrior in to a proper, mainstream ICE alternative.
But despite the rise and rise of charging points in the UK, there are issues around the ability of the National Grid to cope with ever increasing demand for charging electric cars.
But one way round easing that transition is to have more homes creating their own electricity which, after initial outlay, can be achieved by using solar panels, something almost 900,000 homes in the UK have already done.
But the drawback of that is you either have to use the electricity when the sun is shining, or you feed it back in to the grid. But there is another solution – home battery storage for electricity.
Now it’s Nissan’s turn to join the home electricity storage game with the launch of Nissan Energy Solar in the UK.
The Nissan Energy Solar system uses a bank of Solar Panels and battery storage, so you don’t have to use the electricity generated in the middle of a sunny day, but can use it on cloudy days or in the evening when everyone’s home – and to recharge your Nissan LEAF too.
The system costs from £3,881, and Nissan reckon, based on a family home in the South East, a 4kWp Solar PV system with 7.5kWh of storage could cut annual electricity bills by two thirds.