BMW has shown off a new electricity stationary storage system that uses the same batteries found in its electric cars, except in this case they will power your home.
It’s called the BMW Intelligent Storage Solution (ISS) and the German car company says it can be integrated into a home or office and is ideal for storing clean energy generated by wind or solar systems.
When you need the power that is stored in the systems batteries, such as during electricity peak times or a blackout, the ISS kicks in and supplies your usual home/office power needs for up to 24 hours.
Set to publically debut at the upcoming EVS29 electric vehicle show in Canada, Cliff Fietzek, Manager Connected eMobility at BMW of North America, said the system utilizes the same tech found in the BMW i3.
“The remarkable advantage of this plug and play storage application is the ability to tap into an alternative resource for residential and commercial backup power,
“Thus using renewable energy much more efficiently, and enabling additional revenues from the energy market.”
At this stage there’s no word on how much the BMW ISS will cost, we will keep you updated with further developments.