Old Renault electric vehicle (EV) batteries will be converted into energy storage units under a new partnership between the French carmaker and UK firm Connected Energy. At the end of their in-vehicle life, Renault EV batteries still have considerable remaining capacity, meaning they can be adopted for other applications before they are ultimately recycled. Under this new partnership, Connected Energy will incorporate Renault batteries into its E-STOR, which can be used to store energy generated from on-site renewable generation resources such as solar panels and wind turbines, and then release it as needed. As well as allowing more efficient use of energy, the system can also enable installation of rapid EV charging in sites where electricity supply would traditionally only allow slower rates.
Edie 5th Feb 2016 read more »