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Home and car batteries to help power Japan's grid

Nissan and Tepco join efforts to use renewables better and prevent blackouts

Nissan's Leaf electric cars are being used as part of a battery network for managing the local power supply in Japan's Sendai.
Nissan's Leaf electric cars are being used as part of a battery network for managing the power supply in the Japanese city of Sendai.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. HoldingsNissan Motor and others are joining a Japanese effort that unites the batteries used in electric cars, homes and offices into storage networks in order to boost the use of renewable energy and keep local power grids stable.

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