Bringing Energy Storage to the U.S.
Daimler AG is expanding its stationary energy storage business to the U.S. market. The newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will drive the development and sales of stationary energy systems for residential, commercial and utility applications in the U.S. The company will be led by leading solar and energy storage industry expert Boris von Bormann.
Working in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America in Sunnyvale, California, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will deliver products in the United States beginning in 2017. The products will include the launch of the modular residential unit that is currently available in Europe. Each battery module has an energy content of 2.5 kWh that can be combined up to 20 kWh and used in various applications such as back-up power and solar self-consumption. These will be sold through various channel partners.
The residential systems will be followed by larger energy storage systems for commercial and industrial customers as well as solutions for utilities. Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will work directly with customers to offer tailored solutions.
The energy storage concept devised by Daimler Business Innovation provides for a variety of applications from optimizing solar consumption in homes to reducing peak electric loads for businesses and stabilizing the grid for utilities. Also, having been developed for increased demand in vehicles, the technology in Mercedes-Benz energy storage units meets the highest safety and quality requirements. The products are based on the same technology that Daimler has already deployed in thousands of electric and hybrid vehicles since 2012.
Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas is combining the advantages of electric vehicles and energy solutions into one holistic platform and leading the charge toward a sustainable energy future.