ENERGY STORAGE: DAIMLER LAUNCHES ITS OWN RESIDENTIAL SYSTEM
Contestant of the Tesla Powerwall and other Nissan xStorage, the residential energy storage device developed by the Daimler Group will go on sale in the coming weeks. Designed to be associated with photovoltaic panels, this solution should not be available in France in the short term.
Modular storage units from 2.5 to 20 kWh
The home energy storage system from Germany’s Daimler – the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz – will soon be marketed in the UK. Like the California Tesla powerwall, the three-pointed star -shaped Lithium-Ion batteries will allow the electricity generated by individual solar panels to be stored and returned later in the day, Cover lighting needs at night or ensure continuity during power outages.According to Daimler, each battery unit is able to offer a storage capacity of 2.5 kWh . But the firm in Stuttgart said that this capacity could be modulated according to needs and thus be increased up to 20 kWh. Together with photovoltaic panels, the wall-mounted battery system would be able to cover up to 65% of a house’s consumption, which would allow it to benefit from a considerable autonomy vis-à-vis traditional suppliers electricity.
Proven technology on electric vehicles
These residential storage batteries are designed by Deutsche Accumotive , the division of Daimler already in charge of supplying batteries to the group’s hybrid rechargeable and electric vehicles.