The success of Tesla as part of the electrification of some countries and areas inspired by such achievements and some competitors of the company. Recently Renault has presented its own draft of the electrified island, which will be fully provided with electricity through “clean” power, reports evmode.
Wind and solar power plants produce electricity only if there is light wind so the power generated will need to accumulate. To do this, the automaker will put you in Porto Santo domestic energy storage of its own design. They use second-hand batteries from electric cars. The properties of these drives are slightly worse than those of similar devices from other manufacturers, but they are much cheaper drives offered by competitors.
In addition, Renault will provide the residents of 20 electric vehicles 14 6 ZOE and Kangoo ZE, which will be recharged using a specially designed “smart” system, and only in those hours when there is an excess of electricity in the network. The island itself is very small, so locals are unlikely to fully Deplete the battery. The excess the same will be submitted back to the grid when needed, for example, during peak hours.
The project has already been approved by the authorities of the Portuguese Madeira archipelago, with whom the automaker and plans to sell his idea. Going to electrify the island of Porto Santo, whose area is 42 square kilometers, which is home to around five thousand inhabitants.