Mercedes-Benz Energy has partnered with Vivint Solar to bring customizable home energy storage system to the US.

In this regard, the partners will launch a joint offering, an automotive battery innovation to residential solar customers. It will feature the engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries combined with the expertise in designing, installing and servicing solar energy systems from the US-based solar company.

The deal with Mercedes-Benz will be the first collaboration for Vivint Solar to integrate the former’s batteries with its product range.

For Mercedes-Benz Energy, it will be the first collaboration with an American solar provider, giving it the scope to bring its technology to the residential battery market in the country.

Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas CEO Boris von Bormann said: “With batteries featuring the best in automotive engineering from Mercedes-Benz, and high-quality solar energy systems from Vivint Solar, our solution allows customers to take the next step toward a sustainable energy future.

“The launch of our home battery system in Europe has been successful and we are thrilled to be working with Vivint Solar to bring a reliable and compelling solar plus storage offering to American homes.”

The combined solution from Vivint and Mercedes-Benz will not only work as a backup power source when the grid breaks down, but could also help customers save on their energy costs.

Made up of modular 2.5kWh batteries, each energy storage system can be combined to create a battery system up to a range of 20kWh, making it easy to scale and customize them as per customer requirements.

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 combined battery system from the partners will be first launched in California.