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sonnen’s virtual battery takes part in DA/RE digital platform provided by TransnetBW and Netze BW

Wildpoldsried, 11th July 2019 - As part of the new DA/RE digital platform, sonnen’s virtual battery will help to shape the future of congestion management. In this, use is made of previously-untapped redispatch potential in Baden-Württemberg’s distribution networks

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sonnen appoints Gavin Stokes as Country Director UK and Ireland

Wildpoldsried, July 1st - Gavin Stokes joins sonnen as Country Director UK & Ireland from July 1st 2019. He will be responsible for further developing sonnen’s growth strategy for its residential storage system and Virtual Power Plant platform (VPP) in that market.

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Blockchain pilot reveals potential of decentralised home storage systems for tomorrow’s energy infrastructure

Bayreuth, Wildpoldsried, 8 May 2019 - Decentralised home storage batteries that are networked via a blockchain and integrated in the energy supply system can stabilise the power grid. The pilot project launched by transmission system operator TenneT and storage specialist sonnen in 2017 has now demonstrated this.

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Shell agrees to acquire sonnen, expanding its offering of residential smart energy storage and energy services

Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.

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Households replacing power stations in Germany - sonnen is putting the largest virtual battery of its kind into operation creating the power grid of the future

For the first time, sonnen is providing balancing power for the energy market by means of residential energy storage systems networked across the whole of Germany. The sonnen virtual battery, which is now online, is currently the largest of its kind that is able to compensate for fluctuations in the power grid. As a result, German households are now in a position to take over all the tasks of conventional power stations.

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sonnen with a turnover of around 10 million Euro in one month

With 1500 sonnenBatteries delivered worldwide, sonnen achieved a new sales record in June. The share of this was particularly strong in the German-speaking countries, where around 75 per cent of the systems were delivered. Worldwide sales for sonnen in June thus rose to almost 10 million Euro in one month.

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sonnen Closes New €60 Million Financing Round and Adds Shell Ventures as New Investor

sonnen is pleased to announce the closing of its latest financing round of €60 million, led by Shell Ventures and significantly supported by all existing investors. The investment enables sonnen to expand its strategy of rapid international growth and to further enhance its pioneering position as the “utility of the future.”

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sonnen stores and trades regional green energy among connected households, alleviating bottlenecks in the power grid and offering digital proof of energy transactions via blockchain

sonnen makes use of excess green energy, which would otherwise be lost as a result of the curtailment of PV or wind power plants, making it possible to relieve common bottlenecks on the regional distribution networks. Each kilowatt-hour used for this will receive a digital fingerprint via blockchain.

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sonnen and ENGIE announce their strategic partnership for residential energy storage in France

sonnen expands its international activities and enters the French market. It has signed a strategic partnership with the utility ENGIE, which now equips households with a package consisting of a photovoltaic system and an energy storage system.

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Smart local grids with blockchain - sonnen is participating in the NEMoGrid project

sonnen is participating in the EU project NEMoGrid, which is testing the future energy trade between individual households via blockchain.

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sonnen forms strategic alliance for energy storage systems with the government of South Australia

The state of South Australia will subsidise the purchase of solar power and energy storage systems with over 100 million dollars. With sonnen as its technology partner, the project plans to establish the world’s largest virtual battery. sonnen will also invest in a new production facility in South Australia; for its part, the government will support the purchase of locally produced storage batteries.

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sonnen builds first sonnen city in the USA

A new city is being built in the US state of Arizona, where 3,000 homes will produce, store, and share their own power. In doing so, the German company has undertaken what is currently the biggest residential power storage project in the USA.

Wildpoldsried, 13 October 2017 – sonnen is installing its sonnenBatterie energy storage solution in 3,000 new homes in the US state of Arizona. This is part of the new concept by home builder and urban planner Mandalay Homes, which is building a new community in Prescott Valley in the US state of Arizona.

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sonnen listed as one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies in the Financial Times

sonnen listed as one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies in the Financial Times

Wildpoldsried, 12 April 2017 – sonnen has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. The list presents the 1,000 companies with the highest growth percentage from 2012 – 2015. The statistics portal Statista identified tens of thousands of companies in Europe as potential candidates for the ranking. With a cumulative growth of 567%, sonnen ranked number 218 among all participating European companies.

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sonnen awarded the very first “Top Brand PV Storage Europe” seal by EuPD Research

An independent survey carried out by EuPD Research shows that sonnen enjoys a high level of satisfaction and brand recognition among European installers. As a result, sonnen has become the first battery manufacturer on the European market to receive the label of “Top Brand PV Storage”.

Wildpoldsried, 8 March 2017 – sonnen is one of the top brands when it comes to energy storage systems, as demonstrated in a study by Bonn-based marketing and business research company EuPD Research. The annual survey of installers shows that installers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, rely on sonnen products to a particularly high degree. This is reflected by sonnens exceptional ratings in terms of satisfaction, likelihood to recommend to others and market penetration. Due to this impressive market position the German manufacturer received the seal of “Top Brand PV Storage” in Europe. This is the first time a storage system manufacturer has been awarded this title.

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sonnen gives energy independence to apartment owners and renters and guarantees free electricity for 10 years

Even customers without their own photovoltaic system can take advantage of the benefits of a sonnenBatterie and the free electricity tariff sonnenFlat city that will be introduced in Germany. Apartment owners and renters can now enjoy free electricity for 10 years and gain independence from their energy provider, eliminating the uncertainty of future energy cost increases.

Wildpoldsried, 26 January 2017 – Until now, it was only possible for home owners to use a home energy storage unit that was connected to their own photovoltaic system or another off-grid energy source. However, members of the sonnenCommunity in Germany can now obtain, store and use free electricity from the community without needing to generate their own power.

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sonnen earns two prestigious awards for continued excellence in clean technology global leadership

For the third year in a row, sonnen has been included in the Global Cleantech 100 list as a leading innovator in the cleantech industry. This year, sonnen also earned the "Continued Excellence Award" for being the most innovative company included on the list for three consecutive years.

Wildpoldsried, January 23, 2017 – The sonnen Group, the world's largest producer of energy storage, was selected for the 2016 Global Cleantech 100 list. The list is compiled annually by the Cleantech Group and selected from more than 9,900 companies representing 77 countries. The Global Cleantech 100 list identifies the most innovative and promising companies in the renewable energy industry.

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1,100 energy storage systems - sonnen sets a monthly delivery record with its sonnenBatterie

Wildpoldsried, 06. December 2016 – During the month of November the sonnen group, the world’s biggest manufacturer of intelligent energy storage systems, delivered about 1,100 sonnenBatterie. This set a new record as it was the first time in the history of the company to deliver more than 1,000 energy storage systems within one month. The biggest share went to the German market, followed by Italy and the US.

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Deloitte appoints sonnen as one of the ten fastest growing technology companies in Germany

Wildpoldsried, 10. November 2016 – The sonnen Group, European market leader for intelligent energy storage systems, has been awarded the "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award" for the second time in a row. sonnen achieved a Top 10 placement in this year’s ranking.

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sonnenBatterie now available in Norway

Wildpoldsried, 19. October 2016 – The sonnen group, market leader for residential battery storage in Europe, is expanding further into new markets and is now offering its smart energy storage system “sonnenBatterie” in Norway.

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sonnen secures $85 million in growth capital and gains new partners in creating the future of energy.

sonnen’s new financing enables the company to continue its dynamic growth and promote its vision of a clean, decentralized and connected energy future.
Wildpoldsried, October 17, 2016 - The sonnen Group, the market leader in intelligent battery storage in Europe, successfully completed a new financing round with a total equity amount of $85 million USD.

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GE Ventures backs sonnen’s mission to form utility of the future

Los Angeles, 6 June 2016 – GE Ventures joins sonnen’s mission to form the utility of the future. The venture arm of one of the world’s largest technology companies becomes an investor of sonnen Group, Europe’s largest manufacturer of residential lithium storage systems and operator of Europe’s first online energy sharing platform.

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sonnen reports record demand for battery storage

Los Angeles, May 12, 2016 - sonnen, Europe’s largest manufacturer of lithium battery storage recorded a new quarterly sales record due to rapidly increasing demand. sonnen reached a new all-time high in the first three months of the year with worldwide sales of 2,600 units of its smart energy storage system, the sonnenBatterie. This represents an increase of over 100 percent compared to the previous quarter. 

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sonnen is named as a Winner of 2016 Grid Edge Award for innovation

sonnen, the market leader in intelligent energy storage with over 10,000 installed sonnenBatterie systems, wins the 2016 Grid Edge Award for the capability to innovate distributed energy products that are impacting and disrupting the market.

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sonnen ships lts production units of smart battery storage system, sonnenBatterie, in the United States

One of the world's top-s:elling battery storage systems is naw available. in the USA. In respons:e ta high demand, sonnen Batterie productian is a-lready operating at full ca-pacity and will be further expanded in the future.

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Press release sonnenCommunity

sonnenCommunity connects households and makes conventional electricity suppliers obsolete through self-generated power