Football stadium in Amsterdam scores for sustainability

The Johan Cruijff Arena has installed a system of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries to store renewable power

By Jonny Bairstow

A football stadium in Amsterdam has installed a 3MW battery storage system.

The Johan Cruijff Arena, home of Dutch football team Ajax, has installed the system of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries, which is able to store enough energy to supply 7,000 households in the city for one hour.

There are already 4,200 solar panels installed at the site and much of the electricity they generate can now be stored as back-up or supplementary power.

Henk van Raan, Director of Innovation at the Johan Cruijff Arena, said: “The arena is assured of a considerable amount of power, even during an outage. As a result, the stadium will contribute to a stable Dutch energy grid.

“The Johan Cruijff Arena is one of the most sustainable stadiums in the world and leads the way in introducing smart innovations like this unique energy storage system.”

ELN News Editor Priyanka Shrestha previously visited Barcelona to find out about Nissan’s energy storage technologies:

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