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ELEKTRO 7/2017 was released on June 26th 2017. Its digital version will be available on July 28th 2017.

Topic: Cables, conductors and cable technique; Connectors; Software; Marking and labelling

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Electrical insulation and thermal conductivity

SVĚTLO (Light) 4/2017 was released on August 8th 2017. Its digital version will be available on September 8th 2017.

Optical radiation effects and use
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Mercedes-Benz is going head-to-head against Tesla with a home battery

17.06.2015 | The Verge | www.theverge.com

Tesla might seem uniquely qualified to offer giant packs of batteries that you mount on the wall of your home, but it's certainly not the only automaker in the world making electric cars.

That's where Daimler comes in - the German conglomerate is planning to offer Mercedes-Benz-branded battery packs starting this September in its home country through subsidiary Accumotive, and it's taking registrations now.

New battery from Mercedes-Benz

Like Tesla, Mercedes' battery packs are filled with cells originally designed with cars in mind, and they're designed to even the load so solar energy can be stored overnight and homes can draw from the grid during off-peak hours. Similarly, Tesla's Powerwalls can be combined into "Powerpacks" that scale all the way up to 10 MWh or more.

Tesla says it has seen extraordinary demand for the Powerwalls, so it's conceivable that Mercedes' entrance to the market will help spread out demand — and a little competition never hurt. No word on pricing yet, but Tesla's systems start at $3,500.

Read more at The Verge

Image Credit: Daimler

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