Mercedes-Benz debuts home energy storage units

Hot on the heels of Elon Musk’s Tesla Powerwall, comes Mercedes-Benz with its own home energy storage units which will launch in the U.K. 

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Designed to store energy generated by home solar systems and wind turbines, each Mercedes-Benz battery pack holds 2.5 kWh, and can be combined with up to seven other packs to create one unified wall unit with a storage capacity of 20 kWh. As New Atlas notes in comparison, Tesla’s Powerwall units come in 7.5 kWh and 10 kWh capacities and can reach a total capacity of 58 kWh when combined. These units all come in grey and boasts with the iconic Mercedes-Benz logo.

Purchase of a Mercedes-Benz battery pack system will also include a battery inverter, an energy-management system, and the panels themselves. The battery packs will be in U.K. homes soon, and there are plans to launch in the U.S. later this year. Previous reports have indicated that a standard home system will cost around $10,000.

| via: new atlas

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