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Nov 8th, 2011
Nissan demos vehicle-to-home power system using Leaf
Nissan Motor Co Ltd exhibited a V2H (vehicle-to-home) power system that uses the Leaf electric vehicle (EV) to provide electricity to a house at Smart City Week 2011.
Electricity from the Leaf is converted from direct current to alternate current by a PCS (power control system) and sent to the distribution panel of a house. The PCS is not manufactured by Nissan. If the price of the system is lowered due to volume efficiency, it will be more widely used.
Nissan aims to use EVs not only as means of transportation but as part of a social system, planning to use them as batteries for stabilizing electricity grids and for storing electricity generated by renewable energy sources such as sunlight.
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