Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan0
Nissan & SunPower Team Up
November 9th, 2011 by Zachary Shahan
In the latest effort to educate people about the tremendous advantages of combining electric vehicles with solar power, Nissan and leading solar panel company SunPower are teaming up to help electric vehicle owners (well, Nissan LEAF owners) learn how a solar panel system (from SunPower) can help them to both cut CO2 emissions and control their EV charging costs.
The companies are offering some basic online info and a video on how solar power works and how it reduces global warming pollution.
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“Nissan LEAF owners are conscientious about their energy use, and it makes sense for them to understand how they can offset the power that their all-electric LEAF requires with clean, renewable solar power generated from their own rooftop,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan LEAF marketing and sales strategy, NNA. “SunPower is the leading manufacturer and installer of residential solar power systems in the United States, and offers the most efficient solar power technology on the market today. For example, a 2.5-kilowatt SunPower rooftop solar system may offset the power required to drive a LEAF about 10,000 miles a year. We are pleased to work with SunPower on this initiative, and look forward to a long partnership.”
SunPower President and CEO Tom Werner, in his statement about the new partnership, was apt to point out that he owns a Nissan Leaf and a SunPower solar system, also adding that the combo saves him trips to the gas station and cuts his electricity bill (nice personalization there)
Who will SunPower’s next car company partner be? Or will another solar power company jump in to compete with Ford, Nissan, and SunPower?
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