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The Japanese automotive company signed a ten-year deal to power the home of Ajax Football Club with 280 batteries from its electric cars.
Circular economy will be powering one of Europe’s most famous football stadiums thanks to a new project announced by Nissan, Eaton, and The Mobility House: the three companies signed a ten-year agreement to provide backup power to the Amsterdam ArenA, home to the Ajax Football Club. The backup power will be stored in 280 batteries coming from Nissan LEAF, among the most successful electric cars on the market. The batteries will be managed with the xStorage Buildings system, an evolution of the residential solution xStorage Home currently available in the UK, Norway, and Germany. The solution will soon be available in other EU countries as well.
“By repurposing batteries from previously used electric vehicles, the xStorage Buildings system can draw energy from the grid, providing businesses with more control, better value and a more sustainable choice for their energy consumption” explains Nissan.
Be it Ajax games or rock star concerts, the lights illuminating the venue’s shows will be powered by “the largest energy storage system powered by second-life batteries used by a commercial business in Europe and will have four Megawatts of power and four Megawatts of storage capacity”.
“Nissan is known for innovation and quality, particularly in our electric vehicles, and we’re proud to be using that expertise to transform the energy management systems of commercial premises – says Paul Willcox, Chairman of Nissan in Europe – Since we announced xStorage back in May we’ve seen overwhelming interest from consumers and businesses alike and we’re excited to be able to announce the Amsterdam ArenA as our first commercial partner”.