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Mercedes takes on Tesla

On a heels of Tesla announcing a home and blurb battery product line, Mercedes-Benz currently announced a possess code of appetite storage products for those with solar systems to store over-abundance power.

The Mercedes-Benz appetite storage plants for private use are accessible for sequence now and are approaching to boat in September.

The batteries were initial grown for cars, though Mercedes-Benz pronounced a appetite storage units “meet a really top reserve and peculiarity standards” for home use.

Up to 8 battery modules with an appetite ability of 2.5 kWh can be total into an appetite storage plant with a ability of 20 kWh.

“Households with their possess photovoltaic systems can so aegis over-abundance solar appetite probably giveaway of any losses,” a carmaker pronounced in a statement.

What wasn’t announced by Mercedes-Benz was information about a distance of or pricing for a new batteries.

In May, Tesla announced a Powerwall batteries for home use and a Powerpack batteries for blurb use. Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his association would double a appetite outlay of a Powerwall batteries though keep their prices a same.

Tesla’s Powerwall batteries will go from carrying a two-kilowatt (kW) solid appetite outlay and 3.3kW rise outlay to a 5kW solid outlay and 7kW rise output, Musk said. The cost of a batteries will sojourn a same: $3,000 for a 7kW/hour (KWh) daily cycle chronicle and $3,500 for a 10kWh backup UPS version. Total designation cost will run around $4,000, according to Musk.

Up to 9 Powerwall battery units can be daisy-chained together on a wall to yield adult to 90kWh of power.

The normal U.S. domicile uses about 20 kWh to 25 kWh of appetite any day, according to GTM Research.

Tesla Energy’s new commercial-grade battery is called a Powerpack, and will sell in 100kWh modules for $25,000 each. Musk pronounced a Powerpack can scale infinitely, even powering factories and tiny cities.

Mercedes-Benz’s batteries, being constructed by auxiliary Deutsche Accumotive, are a initial industrial-scale lithium-ion units, and they’ve already been tested “on a grid,” a association said.

Deutsche Accumotive has traditionally grown lithium-ion batteries and a program that controls them for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Daimler pronounced it skeleton to enter into partnerships with other sales and placement channels to sell a home and industrial batteries during a general level.

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