Mercedes-Benz on Nov. 3 said it plans to introduce a modular residential energy storage product in North America next year.
The new battery modules will have an energy content of 2.5 kWh that can be combined up to 20 kWh and used in as a stand-alone back-up unit or in combination with solar, according to Mercedes-Benz.
The company will open a U.S.-based branch — Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas — for the launch of the new product.
“Mercedes Benz Energy is uniquely positioned to not only offer solutions to the energy and storage market that will help utilities, businesses and home-owners to save costs and solve needs, however also combine the advantages of electric vehicles and energy solutions into one holistic platform,” Boris von Bormann, CEO Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas.
Larger energy storage systems for commercial and industrial consumption will be released at a later, unspecified date.
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