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Leaf for home power

Post by AMPrentice » Mon, 21 Oct 2013, 18:56

If we buy a leaf and not use it in our holiday home in Japan
could I use the battery pack on the leaf to charge off-peak
at 11 cents during 11pm to 7pm and pump it back into the grid
at 33 cents per kw hour?

In Japan you are paid 33cents per kw from solar but I didnt
want to put solar panels are they too pricey there and thought
I could do this for 6 months while we are not there.

While Im there and need the car after midday I could still do this and charge at the charge point only 1km away at the local shopping centre which is free.
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Post by weber » Mon, 21 Oct 2013, 19:02

AMPrentice wrote: If we buy a leaf and not use it in our holiday home in Japan
could I use the battery pack on the leaf to charge off-peak
at 11 cents during 11pm to 7pm and pump it back into the grid
at 33 cents per kw hour?

In Japan you are paid 33cents per kw from solar but I didnt
want to put solar panels are they too pricey there and thought
I could do this for 6 months while we are not there.

While Im there and need the car after midday I could still do this and charge at the charge point only 1km away at the local shopping centre which is free.

No. The 33c/kWh is paid for clean energy. All you would be doing is laundering dirty energy.
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Post by acmotor » Tue, 22 Oct 2013, 03:00

weber wrote:
No. The 33c/kWh is paid for clean energy. All you would be doing is laundering dirty energy.


Image but don't the weber green electrons make it all over the grid. Image

Yes, technically maybe using the nissan CHAdeMO power box.
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/20 ... -01-e.html

AMPrentice, the battery pack in your leaf has a yet to be established limited cycle life expectancy. To use it as a grid pump seems a waste of technology.
Mind you, to buy a leaf, even in Yen, and not actuallly drive it is also a waste. Image
I really can't imagine that a leaf is cheaper than PVs ??

Just a battery bank and a GCI / charger would do the job you suggest anyway, without having to buy the leaf. Though the power authority might not like the idea as weber notes. (if they actually knew Image )
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Post by AMPrentice » Fri, 25 Oct 2013, 07:15

Dirty laundering dirty energy yes it is!
Not ethical but what they deserve.
The leaf is 2,100,00 yen there or 23,000 aud
a 3 kw PV system is 35,000 aud there by Sharp
thats the cheapest atm and a lithium 6.6kw pack
for the home is around 43,000 there very pricey.
What the energy big guts dont know wont hurt
them unless they discover the parasite that
lurks within their usually controlled system.

what do you suggest for...

"Just a battery bank and a GCI / charger would do the job you suggest anyway, without having to buy the leaf. Though the power authority might not like the idea as weber notes. (if they actually knew ) "
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