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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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Energy Storage News - Sonnen’s newest technology deployed in UK energy market for the first time

Installations of sonnen’s latest hybrid battery storage units are underway, alongside new residential solar arrays, as part of a Local Energy Market (LEM) being built by one of the UK’s largest energy companies to test the capabilities of a virtual marketplace of distributed energy resources.

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Reuters - Australia states power ahead with renewables after national policy collapses

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s Victoria state on Tuesday agreed to back six new wind and solar farms to help meet a target of getting 25 percent of its power from renewables by 2020, just weeks after a year-long attempt at crafting a national energy policy collapsed.

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Bloomberg - Sonnen Looks to Asia-Pacific With New Battery Plant in Australia

Sonnen GmbH’s new battery manufacturing plant in South Australia will begin production in November, providing the German company with a launchpad to expand into markets including the Philippines, Thailand, and ultimately China.