- Bringing new energy to Beddington Cricket Club (CC), Nissan Energy Solar has been installed to utilise Nissan electric vehicle (EV) battery technology and harness free energy from the sun
- Embracing the innovative technology, Beddington CC will lead the way for clubs looking to find extra money they can invest in club facilities
- Investment in club facilities is resulting in falling numbers of local cricket players. In 2012, 22.5% of 11-15 year olds played cricket, the numbers have steadily declined with only 12.6% playing cricket in 2018. Almost 50% less children playing now1
- Global sponsor of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 comes to England and Wales this summer - Nissan, is getting to the heart of community cricket by visiting with former England cricketer Phil Tufnell
LONDON, UK 24th May 2019 - Nissan has been celebrating the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by bringing its game changing Nissan Energy Solar including xStorage Home – an energy storage system - to hundreds of fans at local cricket club Beddington CC in South London.
A pioneer in electric vehicles (EV) and battery technology, xStorage Home installation at Beddington CC will provide an environmentally friendly and more grid independent way of generating and storing energy while saving hundreds of pounds each year on its energy bills.
Part of Nissan’s vision to make electric vehicles even more useful to customers, Nissan Energy Solar and xStorage Home creates an “ecosystem” around electric mobility, finding new ways to generate and store clean energy to support the company’s mission of moving people to a better world, through Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
Kalyana Sivagnanam, Managing Director at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., said: “Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility (NIM) strategy puts it at the forefront of research into how batteries from electric vehicles can be used in ‘second-life’ applications. The installation at Beddington CC gives us the opportunity to bring cleaner energy management to a community and save the club money on their future energy bills. We are always looking to demonstrate the diverse ways in which our battery technology can benefit homes, communities and businesses and this latest installation breaks new boundaries.”
The xStorage battery will increase the efficiency of solar panels on the club’s pavilion, by storing the energy they generate for use later, and reducing the club’s reliance on expensive energy supplied at peak times by the grid. This also reduces the club’s reliance on fossil fuels, by increasing the integration of renewable energy technologies, and creates a more sustainable energy future for the club
Andrew Tibble, Club President at Beddington CC said: “Beddington Cricket Club is one of thousands of clubs across the country that are much-loved icons of British summertime, enjoyed by players and the local community. But we face a real challenge every year in finding new ways to generate and save money to cover vital running costs. So, we have been delighted this season to partner with Nissan and install the solar panels and xStorage system that will save thousands of pounds over the coming seasons, enabling us to reinvest in club facilities. This is the first step to taking a more sustainable approach to the future running of the club.”
Phil Tufnell, former England international cricketer and Nissan cricket ambassador, helped launch the newly installed xStorage Home technology at Beddington Cricket Club on the 23rd May and was joined by the official ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy.
“Community cricket clubs are the starting place for many future international players and it’s great to see that even after 150 years ‘Not Out’, Beddington Cricket Club is finding ways to embrace innovations that enable it to remain at the heart of the community.
Visiting the club with Nissan and the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is a great way to experience the excitement that is building ahead of the tournament - which I’m sure will be followed up and down the country and around the world. Bring on the carnival atmosphere!”
As official automotive sponsors of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Nissan has been leading the charge and driving the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour across England and Wales for 100 days, powered by Europe’s best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF.
Campbell Jamieson, General Manager, Commercial, ICC, said: “We are delighted to see Nissan partnering with grassroots cricket to support our shared values around sustainability. We have worked closely with Nissan on our Domestic Trophy Tour which saw the trophy taken across the UK in a Nissan LEAF making this the first ever ICC Trophy Tour powered by an all-electric vehicle.”
As part of Nissan’s commitment to cricket and to celebrate the partnership with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 throughout the summer, Nissan will launch the #SweepTheNation campaign fronted by cricket legend Phil Tufnell, on 30th May across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Nissan will use technology – the Nissan Excitement Algorithm – to amplify the excitement of cricket lovers (and even some doubters!) across social media, to ensure World Cup fever reaches every corner of the UK. The Nissan Excitement Algorithm will track, measure and analyse social sentiment towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. By using the #SweepTheNation, fans will have the chance to win over 600 tickets to the event. Nissan #SweepTheNation vehicles packed with Nissan Intelligent Mobility features will be used to spread the word and get fans to the matches.
For more information on Nissan’s partnerships across the world, visit: https://www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nissan/partnerships.html
For more information on Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, visit: https://www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nissan/intelligent-mobility.html
NOTES TO EDITORS
Has Nissan Energy Solar been installed anywhere else?
The product is commercialised only in the UK as Nissan Energy Solar (Solar and storage). Just last year we installed Nissan Energy Solar and xStorage into the UK’s most remote music studio – Black Bay in Stornoway, Scotland → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t06okZ7KobA and the Lexi cinema in London → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH_szzf3D2Y .
However xStorage Home is being sold by our partner Eaton in other European countries and Nissan is also selling it for B2B projects. Beyond those, we have other commercial projects like the Johan Cruijff Arena – where we have installed 148 second life and new Nissan LEAF batteries into the arena in Amsterdam, which provides 3 megawatt of energy to support powering their concerts and football matches. Have a read of the full story → here.
To learn more about Nissan Energy please have a read here.
1Source: ECB National Club Strategy (England &Wales Cricket Board) http://www.kcl.uk.net/ECB/ECB1.pdf
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