Renewable energy technology installer Innasol has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Energy to become one of the brand’s official installers for its new energy storage technology.
Innasol is now one of three approved distributors for Mercedes Benz Energy in the UK market and the only approved service and maintenance partner, it announced yesterday.
Having traditionally focused on the green heat sector with installations centring on heat pumps and biomass units, Innasol’s sales director Stuart Gibson said the partnership will open up new markets.
He explained Innasol will be training its own installers and those from specialist partner networks to help expand the nascent storage market.
Last month Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler reported high levels of interest in its home storage product in Germany – enthusiasm which according to managing director Marc Thomas has spread to the UK. “There is tremendous interest in our energy storage units in the UK,” he said in a statement. “We’re very pleased to be able to offer Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage Home to customers here.”
The news comes as car companies race to gain a foothold in the UK’s energy storage market. Last week Nissan’s offer, xStorage Home, was launched in the UK in partnership with power company Eaton. The two firms are hoping to spark mainstream interest for the technology with a new sponsorship deal with Manchester City football club.