Press releases

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08.05.2019

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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15.02.2019

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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05.12.2018

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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Press articles

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17.10.2017

New York Times - A Small Firm in Germany Has Big Ambitions in Green Energy

Like many German consumers, Christine Lacher, a nurse and her husband, Reinhard, a factory supervisor, are careful when it comes to energy use.

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25.02.2017

The Economist - A world turned upside down

Wind and solar energy are disrupting a century-old model of providing electricity. What will replace it?

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06.07.2016

Bloomberg - GE Ventures Buys Stake in German Sonnen to Boost Solar Storage

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.

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Mathias Bloch
m.bloch@sonnen.de

sonnen GmbH
Am Riedbach 1
87439 Wildpoldsried
Germany

press spokesman Mathias Bloch