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In Germany, consumers are embracing a shift to home batteries

Going green. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Paul Hockenos

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 A lithium-iron-phosphate battery, which allows homeowners with photovoltaic panels to store excess solar electricity for later use.
A lithium-iron-phosphate battery, which allows homeowners with photovoltaic panels to store excess solar electricity for later use. Image: SONNEN
 With smart home energy systems, energy generated by solar panels is stored in batteries and used to power appliances and charge electric vehicles.
With smart home energy systems, energy generated by solar panels is stored in batteries and used to power appliances and charge electric vehicles. Image: GRAPHIC BY ENERIX

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 Solarwatt’s MyReserve battery storage system, seen here on the wall, is modular, allowing it to be customized for individual households or large businesses.
Solarwatt’s MyReserve battery storage system, seen here on the wall, is modular, allowing it to be customized for individual households or large businesses. Image: SOLARWATT GMBH
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