30 May '12, 2pm

Nissan latest vehicle-to-grid Leaf test supplies peak-hour electricity

I like the idea of allowing the leaf to supply household power during an outage - this is cheaper and more efficient than the generators that many people buy as a power source backup, but I am reluctant to waste battery cycles providing peak power for utilities because this will cause battery capacity reduction & require replacement sooner. To charge at night: 11kWh at 6.5 cents = 71.5 Peak power sold back to the grid: 11kWh at 25 cents is $2.75 per day. So the net profit is likely to be $2 per day which might tempt some, but it seems like a hassle when your car only has half its range left in the evening. Over 5 years that would amount to $3,560 which sounds great until you need to replace the battery which costs twice that amount. If the utility company agreed to pay half of the battery replacement costs then it might be worthwhile. If on a Model S missing 11kWh of capac...

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Nissan Launches Leaf To Home Electric Car Power System

Nissan Launches Leaf To Home Electric Car Power...

greencarreports.com 31 May '12, 2pm

In essence, the Leaf to Home system could give existing Leaf owners a way to charge their Leafs up at home at the same spe...

Nissan to Launch LEAF-to-Home Power Station: #evworld via @evworldeditor

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evworld.com 31 May '12, 4pm

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will launch the "LEAF to Home" power supply system, which can supply electricity from batteries onb...

Nissan turns auto/home power-sharing into reality:

Nissan turns auto/home power-sharing into reality:

eetimes.com 31 May '12, 10am

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A Green Peak Oil Company Expanding in North America

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altenergystocks.com 30 May '12, 1pm

In our new peak oil world of $4 gas and, more and more people are opting for bus travel. The young like it: My girlfriend’...

Nissan Demonstrates 'Leaf To Home'

Nissan Demonstrates 'Leaf To Home'

hybridcars.com 05 Jun '12, 7pm

Nissan and its strategic partner, PowerStream, made history when they showcased on June 1 an interactive exhibit demonstra...

Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt Resale Values Holding Strong

Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt Resale Values Holdin...

hybridcars.com 04 Jun '12, 5pm

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Germany to Expand Power Grid — Great for Renewables?: Filed under: Energy News

Germany to Expand Power Grid — Great for Renewa...

cleantechnica.com 03 Jun '12, 9am

The now presented draft of the so called “grid development plan” calls for the expansion of the power grid in order to all...

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