The Reborn Streetlight aims to provide sustainable and reliable light with its solar and battery-powered design while also putting to use old EV batteries

Nissan is thinking ahead of everyone else by creating a second life for old Nissan Leaf batteries. The Reborn Lights are wireless, completely off-grid streetlights that derives its energy from the sun and old electric vehicle (EV) batteries. According to Nissan, these batteries would outlast the EVs and must be put to good use.

The project is running field tests in Namie, Japan, a town wiped out by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami which also closed down a major nuclear power plant in the country.

The Reborn Light streetlights are minimalist, clean and sturdy. All components are enclosed within the system. Because they charge through sunlight, the Reborn Light is easy to install virtually anywhere on the planet where sunshine hits. Additionally, it can serve as a source of power during outages, allowing people to charge devices or power essential equipment.

While it might be expensive to manufacture huge batteries just for streetlights, should EVs experience a boom, high-capacity second-hand batteries can be put to good use.

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Nissan is thinking ahead of everyone else by creating a second life for old Nissan Leaf batteries. The Reborn Lights are wireless, completely off-grid streetlights that derives its energy from the sun and old electric vehicle (EV) batteries. According to Nissan, these batteries would outlast the EVs and must be put to good use.

The project is running field tests in Namie, Japan, a town wiped out by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami which also closed down a major nuclear power plant in the country.

The Reborn Light streetlights are minimalist, clean and sturdy. All components are enclosed within the system. Because they charge through sunlight, the Reborn Light is easy to install virtually anywhere on the planet where sunshine hits. Additionally, it can serve as a source of power during outages, allowing people to charge devices or power essential equipment.