TECRE collaborated with Northeastern University and NuVant Systems to demonstrate the repurposing of Toyota hybrid vehicle traction batteries for solar energy storage. This demonstration pop-up house was built on the Northeastern University campus by students and interns.
Two 325 watt solar panels were installed that charge a 1.3 kWh NiMH battery created from Toyota Prius modules.
The repurposing of the Toyota hybrid vehicle battery was demonstrated in the pop-up house. The interns, working with Tito Kayak, then installed the system on a house in Utuado Puerto Rico. The film, “Powering Puerto Rico”, produced by Northeastern University documented this extraordinary film.