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Nissan Will Build “The Reborn Light” In The Tsunami Hit Japanese City

Nissan said about the new project “The Reborn Light”, in which spent batteries of electric cars Nissan LEAF will be used for street lamps in the Japanese city of Namie, which suffered from the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

Nissan and its subsidiary, 4R Energy Corporation, have jointly created a new type of street lighting system that operates autonomously from the main grid, without the need for electrical cables or sockets. The energy for the lanterns is provided by a combination of solar panels and batteries, dismantled from electric cars of Nissan Leaf after the end of its service life.

Nissan Will Build "The Reborn Light" In The Tsunami Hit Japanese City

Nissan Will Build "The Reborn Light" In The Tsunami Hit Japanese City

Nissan Will Build "The Reborn Light" In The Tsunami Hit Japanese City

Tests of the prototype system “The Reborn Light” will be held this month at its own plant of 4R Energy Corporation for the restoration of electrical batteries. After the tests, the stage of mass installation of such street lamps in the public zones of the Japanese city starts.

The authors of the lighting system emphasized that the number of used car batteries is constantly increasing, and as the popularity of electric vehicles around the world increases, it will become more accessible, which will allow it to be used in other useful projects.