Manchester City has signed a deal that will enhance the club’s energy security and boost its sustainability credentials.

Through a partnership with power management company Eaton, the football giant will use its xStorage Home system to gain more energy independence. The energy storage system, powered by Nissan’s electric vehicle (EV) batteries, works well with solar, storing energy from the sun when it’s shining and releasing it when there is a demand.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Eaton as this relationship exemplifies the club’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Eaton shares City’s values of operating in a way that promotes a positive impact on our community and environment. We are looking forward to working with Eaton and tapping into their heritage and expertise to further grow our knowledge in this field,” said Damian Willoughby, Senior VP of Partnerships for City Football Group.

Manchester City will now be able to increase its use of clean energy, contributing to lower emissions, and cutting the costs of its electricity.

Cyrille Brisson, EMEA Vice President at Eaton added: “At Eaton, we make what matters work. Aside from making power safe and reliable, it also needs to be sustainable to improve our overall quality of life and contribute to a better environment. Energy storage is a key part of that strategy and part of Eaton’s ongoing commitment to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. We’re proud to partner with Manchester City – a club that also supports our vision of a greener tomorrow.”