Like many German consumers, Christine Lacher, a nurse, and her husband, Reinhard, a factory supervisor, are careful when it comes to energy use.
Wind and solar energy are disrupting a century-old model of providing electricity. What will replace it?
GE Ventures bought a stake in Germany’s Sonnen GmbH to boost its presence in the fast-growing market for battery systems built to store solar power.
sonnenCommunity: ‘A utility without power plants’
The big attraction with sonnenBatterie is that you can buy the full package – solar panels, inverters, control technology and of course the lithium-iron battery pack – for little more than 10,000 euros. (This is better than buying it all separately, although the battery isn’t the biggest out there.)
German startup sonnen shipped its 10,000th battery system this week, claiming a leading position in the global smart energy storage market as it takes on Tesla and shakes up the traditional electricity business model.
European energy storage manufacturer sonnen announced it is accelerating its presence in the US market by partnering with SolarWorld, PetersenDean, and Spruce. On Friday, the company also officially opened a new office in Los Angeles.