03 Oct '11, 7pm

GE & Nissan Partner to Plug EVs into More Homes

GE & Nissan Partner to Plug EVs into More Homes

General Electric has just announced the next step in its Smart Home concept: An expanded partnership with Nissan that is aimed at using your electric vehicle to power your home and vice versa. The companies are expanding their existing partnership, announced last year, into a two-year project that will work on a smart vehicle charging system to help keep the expected boom in adoption for electric vehicles from crashing the electric grid when EVs simultaneously plug in to charge at the end of the day. The research is to include seeing how EVs can become part of a "building's energy equipment" so that either alone or working with a renewable power source, such as rooftop solar, the integrated system would help reduce demand on the grid -- and help balance it in times of peak need. GreenBiz has developed a concept called VERGE to describe that idea of connected, mutually supp...

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