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Published on May 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre


Mercedes-Benz Energy & Vivint Solar Partnering In US

May 20th, 2017 by  

As a means of boosting the market adoption rates of the companies’ tech, Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar will be partnering in the US to introduce a joint offering to consumers there, according to a new press release.

In other words, customers in the US will be able to purchase all-inclusive solar energy + energy storage systems/installations — combining Vivint Solar’s solar energy expertise with the new Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage systems.

Notably, this is apparently the first time that Vivint Solar has offered an integrated energy storage offering with its solar energy systems. And, as would be expected since the company is only just now entering the market, this is the first time that Mercedes-Benz Energy has partnered with a solar energy system provider in the US directly.

The press release provides more: “Each energy storage system will consist of modular 2.5 kWh (kilowatt-hour) batteries that can be combined to create a system as large as 20 kWh, making it easy to scale and tailor energy storage systems to individual customer profiles. Vivint Solar will customize each system based on the customer’s individual energy consumption needs, providing consumers with an important tool to help them manage their energy costs while utilizing clean energy.”

The CEO of Vivint Solar, David Bywater, commented: “The choice to work with Mercedes-Benz Energy, a world-class innovator in energy storage, was an easy one. We believe their energy storage system is going to delight our customers and are impressed with their ambitious plans for the future. We look forward to bringing this innovative solution to consumers, beginning in our California markets, and to empowering greater renewable energy usage.”

Unsurprisingly, this combined solar energy system + energy storage system will first become available in the top solar market in the US (California) before then possibly rolling out elsewhere.



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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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