Nissan and UFSC try to unite solar energy in batteries

The Nissan car manufacturer and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) want to make viable a challenging project: stockmaking Solar energy in used batteries of the LEAF model.

The purpose is to feed light poles only with the energy Of the sun captured by the batteries. The study is being developed by the Center for Research and training in Solar energy of the institution and, if it works, will have For the purpose of bringing enlightenment to regions where there is no electricity. Even the Time, five light poles with this technology are in operation in the The research center’s own courtyard. They are composed of solar panels in the Nissan Leaf top and battery in storage base.

“The study reinforces the various possibilities of Application of Second Life electric batteries and unites three pillars of our Research, which are: electric mobility, solar energy and storage of “said Professor Ricardo Rüther, coordinator of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics of UFSC.

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