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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

GE working on the Battery Powered Home [VIDEO]

GE's joint showcase with Nissan at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit displayed technology that can reverse the flow from your electric car's batteries to power your home in a blackout.

The technology to support a home that is fully integrated into the smart grid -- from the ecomagination-certified WattStation home EV charger, to the Nucleus Home Energy Manager to fully connected appliances -- isn't just in a trade show booth. It's ready and working today.

Using an electric cars battery for 'vehicle to grid' (V2G) power may make EV owners an income of $4000 a year. That is a sum far greater than the $225 that Nissan, for instance, thinks will be the average annual cost of the electricity needed to power one of its Leafs.

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