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.
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.”