Yes, you have heard that right. Mercedes – Benz is teaming up with Vivint Solar, a U.S based company for giving a real tough time to Tesla and other similar companies that work in residential solar energy and storage.
The plan is to make a combined product for homeowners for which Mercedes – Benz Energy will amalgamate 2.5kWh of its energy storage batteries with a Vivint’s rooftop. According to experts, this amount of energy is sufficient to electrify majority of your home’s appliances for almost twenty hours straight. Isn’t that awesome?
And, this is what Boris von Bormann, CEO of Mercedes – Benz Energy Americas said about the project: “As Mercedes – Benz electrifies its vehicle fleet, solar plus storage is essential to enable those vehicles to be powered by clean energy.”
The cost is not going to be the same as it will vary depending on the system. However, a complete 2.5kWh battery system, when paired with a Vivint solar will cost about $5,000. On the other hand, 20kWh home energy storage system comprising of several connected batteries will be priced about $13,000.
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