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Electric car maker BYD to charge home energy

Chinese company plans to parlay the of electric vehicles into energy systems that car charging, solar panels, and

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Chinese battery BYD, which is readying a of all-electric vehicles, plans to a home energy suite includes solar panels and

BYD, which gained in the U.S. when Warren invested in the company, plans to testing its all-electric e6 sedan in the later this year, Michael Austin, vice of BYD America.

High-volume auto battery helps the company’s entry home energy products by costs down, he said on Monday at the Lux Executive Summit a panel on energy storage. BYD to supply solar panels, packs, car charging pedestals, LED lighting, and inverters to manage flow within a home, said.

From electric to home storage: China s BYD s e6 sedan.

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The vehicle market is driving for the energy market and we’re well below $500 per (for batteries), he said. BYD cars will have a of about 250 miles, he added.

Two ago, BYD announced a partnership KB Homes to build a low-energy in Lancaster, Calif.. which is with solar panels and and costs about the same as new homes, according to Austin. BYD plans to offer similar elsewhere in the world. In the U.S. it target communities where can finance energy-efficiency investments property taxes over 20 .

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So far, many of these assessed clean energy (PACE) programs have run out of but Austin said BYD expects it can when backed by commercial The company plans to introduce its energy line in China year, he added.

The 15-year-old company started out batteries and other components for electronics, such as cell Now, as many companies into electric vehicles, BYD battery prices significantly than other companies, it expects will drive of all-electric cars.

During the discussion, Lux analysts projected auto battery pack will decline from $900 per kilowatt-hour to about per kilowatt-hour in the next 10 years, is a target that many companies say is necessary to make vehicles more accessible.

manufacturing costs and battery allow it to achieve that now, Austin said. One of iron phosphate battery compared to lithium ion, is battery packs cannot as much energy per volume, he

BYD has also designed grid units that can store made at off-peak times for distribution. An 800-kilowatt system, fits into a tractor costs $450,000, Austin

BYD is relatively new to the U.S. market, so though its stated prices are it’s hard to compare its products to other manufacturers, one said.

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