Eaton and Nissan to jointly develop energy storage and control systems

The decarbonisation of developed economies, the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the grid whilst maintaining grid stability and helping developing nations’ economic and energy growth without a dramatic increase in CO2 emissions are critical issues today. 

An affordable method to enable widespread access to clean energy in all regions of the world is a vital element in the list of steps needed to mitigate climate change. The combination of power electronics and control software, renewable energy and stationary storage into a single, packaged system that can be installed in diverse environments is required to enable this.

Robert Lujan, electric vehicle director, Nissan Global: ‘The batteries as power units far outlast the typical life of a car. Having produced our own electric vehicle batteries at our leading manufacturing sites for many years, this scheme will allow us to expand the life of our existing 24kWh product therefore reducing the need to use additional resources from the planet to produce new batteries.’

Cyrille Brisson, vice president marketing, for Eaton’s Electrical business in EMEA added, “’These systems will really facilitate the wider adoption and deployment of renewable generation; giving people greater control over their energy supply and consumption.’ 

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