Nissan has launched its new Nissan Energy Solar in the UK. The company describes it as an all-in-one energy solution that combines residential solar panels with an energy storage system.
The solution has been designed to allow UK homeowners to reduce their energy bills and lessen their dependence on the grid.
According to the company, a family located in the South East, at home on average half a day and with an annual electricity demand of 4,500kWh, could save up to 66 percent on their energy bills once a 4kWp Solar PV system and 7.5kWh storage system is installed.
Nissan Energy Solar will allow users to 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.
Francisco Carranza, Managing Director, Nissan Energy, Nissan Europe, said, “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. Over 880,000 UK homes already have solar panels installed and they are seeing the benefits every day, from decreasing electricity bills to increasing property values.”
The new product includes a home energy management system that will allow users to control how and when they want to use their energy in real time. Nissan claims the system reduces energy costs and carbon footprint for homeowners significantly, by automating energy flows, purposefully utilizing solar production peaks and storage capacities.