Recycled Car Batteries Could Soon Power Your Whole Home
BMW is creating a comprehensive plug-and-play energy system
Car manufacturerÂ BMW recently announced its latest energy storage system solution that is a first of its kind to repurpose high-voltage batteries. The plug-and-play storage application can be easily installed at home and is an alternative resource for providing backup power to residential and small commercial spaces.
The system will be available in a 22 kWh or 33 kWh version, which according to BMW, would supply enough energy to power a typical U.S. household for 24 hours. The storage unit isn’t intrusive and is “ideally sized” to be conveniently wall-mounted in the garage or basement.