Daimler expands stationary storage business to US

Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage

Daimler has been exploring various energy storage applications in Europe since 2015, and now plans to expand its stationary storage business to the US market. The new Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will source batteries from Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, and will bring initial product offerings to the US early in 2017.

Daimler’s scalable energy storage concept can address a variety of uses, including industrial applications for network stabilization and peak shaving for energy producers, as well as storage of solar-generated energy for private households.

The first Mercedes-Benz energy storage offering to reach the North-American market will be a modular residential product. Each battery module has an energy content of 2.5 kWh, and can be combined for a total system capacity of up to 20 kWh.

Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage

These products will be followed by larger energy storage systems for commercial and industrial customers.

“By founding Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, we are underscoring our ambition to be a technological and market leader in the field of storage systems on a global scale,” says Marc Thomas, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Energy in Germany. “At the same time, we are making an active contribution to the process of transition towards sustainable energy generation and continuing the success story of German-based battery production.”

 

Source: Daimler via Green Car Congress