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Fossil-fuel giants invest in battery storage

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:13 -- Xuan Zhong
Fossil-fuel giants invest in battery storage

Germany-based battery storage firm Sonnen and Israeli fast-charge developer StoreDot have secured cash boosts from the investment arms of two fossil fuel multinationals in separate deals.

Germany’s Sonnen has raised EUR60 million ($70.5m) in a financing round led by Shell Ventures— the private equity arm of oil and gas giant Shell.

 

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German, Korean firms top home battery storage ‘league table’

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:50 -- Xuan Zhong
German, Korean firms top home battery storage ‘league table’

German battery storage firm Sonnen has topped a ‘league table’ of home energy storage system providers on the European continent.

A survey by conducted by Bonn-based market and opinion research institute EuPD indicated Sonnen had a market share of 21% in 2017, followed by LG Chem (20%) and Varta Storage (10%).

 

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Sonnen set for Australia battery battle with Tesla

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:11 -- John Shepherd
Sonnen set for Australia battery battle with Tesla

German battery storage firm Sonnen is to open a major production plant in South Australia— squaring up to business rival Tesla in the ‘backyard’ of the US titan’s 100MW Powerpack battery project.

Sonnen confirmed to BBB it plans to manufacture 50,000 of its lithium iron phosphate battery storage systems over the next five years in Adelaide. The company will also switch its Australian HQ to Adelaide from Sydney.

 

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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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