Nissan has just announced the launch of Nissan Energy Solar, a company that will provide solar panels and energy storage systems to UK homeowners.
Seemingly taking a leaf out of Tesla’s playbook, Nissan Energy Solar will offer customers a solar setup with six panels and optional ‘xStorageHome’ batteries that can store surplus electricity for later use. For example, the energy in the batteries could be during the night or on overcast days.
Customers wanting just the six solar panels will have to hand over 3881 pounds ($5393), while the xStorageHome battery pack brings the total price to 7635 pounds ($10611).
“Traditionally, solar energy has been used to power home appliances during the day, but now with Nissan Energy Solar householders can collect and store the excess energy from their solar panels and use it during the night — even to charge their Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 — and on cloudy days,” Nissan said in its press release.
“Solar panels have become the world’s fastest-growing source of new energy, and we’re thrilled to launch Nissan Energy Solar in the UK,” added managing director of Nissan Energy at Nissan Europe, Francisco Carranza. “Over 880,000 UK homes already have solar panels installed, and they see the benefits every day, from decreasing electricity bills to increasing property values.”