On top of providing a more efficient and sustainable energy ecosystem for the
stadium and its neighbours, this storage system is an innovative example of the
circular economy for electric car batteries. Instead of trashing or downcycling
retired batteries and mining for new cobalt, the retired Nissan LEAF batteries serve
a powerful new purpose. When batteries reach the end of their lifecycle, they can still
benefit humans in countless ways. The Johan Cruijff ArenA energy storage isn’t
Nissan’s first time extending the life of LEAF batteries. In a collaboration with the
coastal town of Namie, Japan, Nissan and its affiliate 4R Energy Corporation repurposed
LEAF batteries as storage banks in solar-powered LED streetlights.
Nissan is committed to promoting a sustainable energy future. And until science
discovers a way to convert the emotions of football fans into electricity, Nissan will
continue finding innovative ways to do so.