After eight years and more than 300,000 sold, the Nissan Leaf remains one of the most popular electric cars around. Now it’s helping to spark an energy revolution in the U.K.Like Tesla, Nissan’s electric ambitions extend beyond vehicles. Nissan wants to bring eco-friendly power to homes, too. They’re doing it by pairing solar panels with reconditioned batteries from Leaf EVs.The entry-level Nissan solution is now selling for £7,635 in the U.K. In U.S. dollars, that’s roughly $10,000. That’s for a six-panel system capable of producing 4kW, and the price includes a 6kWh xStorage battery, installation costs, and taxes. Nissan’s solar kit is substantially cheaper than a comparable one from Tesla, but most traditional panel set-ups are.AdChoices广告Nissan’s xStorage battery mounted on a garage wallHomeowners can customize their systems any way they choose. Want more power-producing potential? Add another half-dozen panels. Need more energy storage? Tack on an extra battery.And while Nissan rightfully touts the recycled Leaf battery packs offered with their solar systems you do have another option. If you’d prefer to have fresh, new batteries installed along with your solar array Nissan will be happy to oblige.Maybe you like the thought of the reconditioned batteries and just want some peace of mind to go with them. Nissan is also offering extended warranties up to 10 years to put you at ease.Nissan estimates that its basic system can save the average homeowner about 66% on their energy bills. For someone spending around £600 a year on electricity, that’s a savings of £400. If the panels really do last 40 years (as Nissan claims they can in the press release), then buyers can expect around two decades of power production after their ongoing savings have canceled out the up-front cost.Britons who move quickly might be able to pay it down more quickly. It all depends on how much power they can pump back into the grid before they stop getting paid for their excess production. Stay on target Hyundai Launches First Car With a Solar RoofFor $170,000 You Can Buy Your Very Own Solar Car Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is sure to be one of 2018’s biggest games. As such, it is getting a wide range of special edition variants, each with exclusive content. Today’s announcement lists what gamers can expect to find in each version.Everyone who pre-orders Red Dead Redemption 2 will get the War Horse and The Outlaw Survival Kit. Folks may remember the War Horse from the first game. The survival kit has items that replenish health, Dead Eye, and more. Those who pre-order digitally from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live get the two aforementioned items plus a Cash Bonus and Treasure Map. The extra cash is enough to buy a weapon, food, a handful of ammo, and more. The treasure map helps you locate in-game treasure early in the game. Both of these digital bonuses are for the story mode. The standard edition of the game costs $59.99.The Special Edition contains a great deal of content for story mode. This includes a Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout, the Dappled Black Thoroughbred, Talisman and Medallion gameplay bonuses, gameplay boosts, cash bonuses and discounts, The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit, and free access to additional weapons like the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle. The Special Edition costs $79.99.The Ultimate Edition has all of the story mode content from the Special Edition and extra bonuses for online. These include bonus outfits, the Black Chestnut Thoroughbred, free access to the survivor camp theme, free access to additional weapons, and rank bonuses which help players level up faster (up to rank 25). Expect the Ultimate Edition to run for $99.99.Then we have the Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box set. This edition is only available from select retailers and the Rockstar Warehouse. Featuring a thick gauged metal tithing box (with a lock and key), this edition contains a collectible Challenge Coin featuring the American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, a 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle featuring a illustrated view of the port of Saint Denis on one side, and a Rockstar Games logo on the other, the “six shooter” bandana, a printed treasure map featuring some of the in-game hidden treasures, a pin set, playing cards, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue, and a physical version of one of the 12 in-game Cigarette Cards. The Collector’s Box set costs $99.99. Oddly enough, it does not come with a copy of the game.Grand Theft Auto V players get some love too. All digital pre-orders of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PSN and XBL will instantly get extra GTA$ to their Maze Bank accounts in GTA Online. The Standard Edition Digital Pre-Order gets players $500,000, the Special Edition Digital nets $1,000,000, and the Ultimate Edition Digital Pre-Order nets $2,000,000.For more information, head on over to Rockstar’s website. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Stay on target