1. Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

    Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

    LEHI, Utah and SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) today announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar's expertise in designing, installing and servicing solar energy systems. For Vivint Solar, which has a proven track record of installing solar energy systems in more than 100,000 homes across the United States, this is the first collaboration to integrate batteries with its offering. This will also be Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home use to the residential battery market. These storage systems are made to Mercedes-Benz quality standards and based on the same automotive-grade battery technology used in its electric and hybrid vehicles.

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    1. As Mercedes-Benz electrifies its vehicle fleet, solar plus storage is essential to enable those vehicles to be powered by clean energy.
    2. The choice to work with Mercedes-Benz Energy, a world-class innovator in energy storage, was an easy one.
    3. According to Parks Associates research, 79% of rooftop solar PV owners purchased their system to save money on electricity.
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