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Blockchain tech trialled in international projects

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:37 -- Xuan Zhong
Blockchain tech trialled in international projects

Dutch electricity transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT is working with German battery storage firm Sonnen, Amsterdam-based energy company Vandebron and IBM to launch pilot projects integrating storage batteries into the power supply system via blockchain technology.

Blockchain, a platform developed by IBM, ensures the verifiability and transparency of the transactions of the small-scale batteries. It is expected to simplify how suppliers of locally distributed flexible energy provide services to support power grid operators in the future. 

 

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SONNEN grabs another Tesla employee as it expands into US

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 14:46 -- Paul Crompton
SONNEN grabs another Tesla employee as it expands into US

Rivalry between firms Sonnen and Tesla seems to extend beyond residential energy storage products to include employees. 

German residential energy storage system firm Sonnen has hired former Tesla Energy’s North American sales manager Blake Richetta.

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Sonnen (not Tesla) is the global leader in solar linked energy storage

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:57 -- Paul Crompton
Sonnen (not Tesla) is the global leader in solar linked energy storage

German battery storage companies have had a strong business showing in the first half of 2016 with Sonnen in the lead.

According to recent analysis by EuPD Research, around 12,700 solar energy storage systems were sold within the first half of 2016 with a significant share of storage solutions by German companies.

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Battery firms move in to Musk’s Powerwall territory

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:28 -- Paul Crompton
Battery firms move in to Musk’s Powerwall territory

Competition in the home energy storage sector is heating up with several firms launching systems to rival the Powerwall, a second version of which has been slated for this summer despite the first one hardly having hit the shelves.

In December, German firm Sonnen launched its ‘SonnenCommunity’ ESS onto the US market, connecting households with battery-backed solar panels to store and use power on demand.

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