Oliver Koch will take over the management of the sonnen Group on 1 October 2020. He succeeds Christoph Ostermann, sonnen’s founder, who will continue to advise the management of sonnen until the end of the year.
The two cleantech companies, sonnen GmbH and Next Kraftwerke GmbH, have entered into a co-operation agreement for the supply of Frequency Containment Reserves (FCR). The initiative will provide the power grid with even more capacity from connected battery home storage systems as the companies will offer “reserve groups” to the ancillary services market with two megawatts in capacity each.
sonnen has launched in Belgium through an exclusive partnership with Opteco, one of the largest solar installers in the country. The company has marked its entry into Belgium by introducing sonnenBatterie 10, the latest battery designed for homes and small scale commercial developments. In 2019, Opteco has installed around 2,400 photovoltaic systems and is at the forefront of the national energy transition.