Nissan LEAF to Home power supply system wins METI Energy Conservation Prize
Nissan today announced that the LEAF to Home power supply system has won the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Minister’s Prize in the Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation program. The LEAF to Home power supply system can supply electricity from batteries onboard a Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) to homes when used with the EV Power Station unit developed by the Nichicon Corporation. The LEAF to Home power supply system won the award in the Product and Business Model Category this year.
The Minister’s prize is the highest honor in the Energy Conservation Prize program. Nissan won this year amid tough competition from entries from other companies, factories, offices, local government authorities and educational institutions. The LEAF to Home system is expected to contribute to the reduction of power consumption during the day, when demand is highest, by using electricity generated during the night, when demand is low. It can also be used as backup power source during power blackouts and help to effectively use renewable energy such as power generated by solar panels.