Daimler AG recently established Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, which is assuming the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage. The production of the systems remains the core expertise of Daimler's Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE GmbH & Co. KG.
Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE already started delivering domestic storage solutions for the German market in April. Bringing Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH into the picture, Daimler aims to expand their stationary storage business to international markets. With this move, Daimler is entering a market that is much more diverse in comparison to the automotive division – afterall, it includes dealing with everything from small, private households to large-scale industry. Mercedes-Benz Energy started its business with 50 employees, but plans to increase this figure to 100 as soon as the end of 2016 and double the workforce again to 200 by the end of 2017.
Up to eight battery modules with an energy content of 2.5 kWh each can be combined into an energy storage system with up to 20 kWh. But it should be noted that these figures can be applied in terms of households, while in the field of industrial applications scalability is much greater.