Home-owners, through sonnen's nationwide network of more than 30 dealers, will have access to sonnen's products before Christmas this year. The sonnenBatterie units for the US market are manufactured in San Jose, California.
"We have seen overwhelming interest in the sonnenBatterie," says Boris von Bormann, CEO of sonnen, Inc. "Accordingly, we have a very ambitious timetable for widespread introduction to the US market before year's end. With series production started, we can now quickly process the high number of existing orders and then gradually increase the manufacturing capacity for even higher volume."
The sonnenBatterie is a complete Plug-and-Play-storage system. Its smart functions and high level of integration set it apart from other energy storage devices. In addition to the battery modules, the inverter, control and measurement technology are also integrated, and optimally coordinated within the unit. Other features include numerous smart-home functions, and access via computer or smartphone.
Due to its impressively long lifespan of 10,000 charge cycles, the sonnenBatterie is well suited for daily loading and unloading – as is necessary for self-consumption of solar power. The balancing of various electricity tariffs and peak shaving for commercial users is another prominent benefit. Naturally the sonnenBatterie can also supply households with energy during power outages and brownouts.
The sonnenBatterie is one of the most successful storage systems in Europe, currently its biggest market, and close to 10,000 units have already been sold worldwide. The sonnenBatterie is also certified for the HERO Program, which helps customers in California with financing options.