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Japan-based Nissan will be marketing a home battery energy storage device, called XStorage Home systems, according to the Guardian.
Nissan will manufacture the batteries from cells like those used in its Leaf electric car, and customers can choose from new or refurbished batteries, which are more expensive. U.S. firm Eaton will sell the batteries in a partnership with Nissan, according to the Guardian.
A factory in Sunderland, U.K. will make the batteries, and they will be assembled in Morocco. Nissan hopes to compete with Tesla Motors’ own home energy device, the Powerwall, whose cells are made in Japan by Panasonic.
The batteries will cost about $6,400 and up, depending on the home. Electricians, employed by Eaton, will install the systems in homes.