Mercedes-Benz Energy Enters U.S. Market With Energy Storage Systems
Mercedes-Benz Energy has announced its expansion to the North America market with a new subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC.
The company intends to begin sales of home and grid energy storage systems in early 2017. A natural competitor of course would be seen in Tesla Energy and its Powerwall 2.0 product.
The Mercedes home energy systems are made from individual 2.5 kWh modules – which can be combined by up to 8 units and 20 kWh total – a full spec sheet on the packages can be found below.
The battery storage system also includes SMA Sunny Islands’ inverters.
The batteries themselves are produced by Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE in Germany, using LG Chem battery cells (we believe).
“Daimler AG is expanding its stationary energy storage business to the U.S. market. After this years’ founding of the German Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, a completely new subsidiary responsible for the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage, Daimler takes a further step towards growing the market.
The newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC is assuming the development and sales of stationary energy systems for residential, commercial and utility applications for the North-American market. Boris von Bormann, U.S. solar industry expert, has been selected as the CEO for the branch. System production will remain the core expertise of Daimler’s wholly owned subsidiary, Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE GmbH & Co. KG. Working in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America in Sunnyvale, California, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will bring initial product offerings to the United States starting early 2017.”
“Mercedes-Benz energy storage products will enter the North-American market early 2017, starting with the launch of a modular residential product. 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 systems will be followed by larger energy storage systems for commercial and industrial customers. Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will work directly with a very diverse customer base to offer tailored solutions starting later in 2017.”
Marc Thomas, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH in Germany said:
“By founding Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, we are once again underscoring our ambition to be a technological and market leader in the field of highly efficient storage systems on a global scale. 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.”
Boris von Bormann, CEO Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC said:
“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 save costs and solve needs, but also combine the advantages of electric vehicles and energy solutions into one holistic platform,”
Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage Home.