‘Second-Life’ Battery Launch

UT-ORII is teaming up with Nissan, Middle Tennessee Electric, Tennessee State University and Seven States Power Corporation to launch an innovative second-life battery storage project.

UT-ORII is leading the research aspect of the project with Tom Zawodzinski, UT Knoxville-Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage heading the effort.

“Partnering on projects like these play a critical role in driving our Ambition 2030 vision and carbon neutrality goals in the US,” said Kent O’Hara, President, Nissan 4R Energy U.S.

This project will repurpose Nissan’s used EV batteries, giving them a “second life” as a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Nissan America’s headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.



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