Meet the company vying to take on Tesla in clean energy

Mashable (Thursday, 18 May)

Tesla isn't the only automaker vying to claim your rooftop as well as your garage. 

Mercedes-Benz now wants to sell you a full "ecosystem" of clean energy services, including solar panels that charge battery packs, which in turn charge electric vehicles — or at least let you store daytime solar power for nighttime use.

The German automaker on Thursday became the newest player in the growing U.S. market for home batteries through a collaboration with Vivint Solar, a leading U.S. residential rooftop solar installer.

SEE ALSO: How Elon Musk plans to make Tesla Motors a clean energy powerhouse

The partnership will allow both companies to compete with similar offerings from Elon Musk's Tesla, which acquired rooftop installer Solar City last year, as well as Sunrun, LG Chem, and other clean energy firms. Read more...More about Science, Tesla, Elon Musk, Renewable Energy, and Electric Cars...

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