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Mercedes-Benz Enters Solar Energy Market In US With Home Batteries

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The solar industry is being tapped into by Tesla, who’s hoping to provide a convenient solution for alternative energy. No other companies were in the domestic market selling a similar product, but it wasn’t going to last long. Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with Vivint Solar, is looking to enter the United States market of complete solar energy solutions after selling batteries in Europe and South Africa.

Storage batteries from these companies, similar to Tesla’s Powerwall 2, will start to trickle out in the second quarter of this year in the state of California. These are usually purchased with solar panels so it can provide electricity at any time of the day. Solar panels don’t come with either product, which is the same for Tesla’s battery pack. In a press release through Vivint Solar, the only mention of panels was in a quote saying that “battery storage” was “an important addition” to the alternative energy source.