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During Puerto Rico’s Blackout, Solar Microgrids Kept The Lights On
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Sonnen’s Home Energy Storage System Yields RMR from ‘Virtual Power Plants’

It’s been a while since custom integrators could get “energized” about a new equipment category. But residential energy storage could "spark" a whole new wave of enthusiasm, along with high profits and recurring monthly revenue (RMR), among integrators. The newest entrant into the space is sonnen, a 10-year-old Germany-based maker of high-end residential energy storage systems. The company’s technology is widespread in Europe, serving nearly 30,000 homes.

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Solar Plus Storage Microgrids Bring Relief to Puerto Rico — And Hint of the Future

At the tail end of installing 15 solar plus storage microgrids across Puerto Rico — all of the work charitable — Sonnen and Pura Energia are providing humanitarian relief and a hint of the energy model the island could become.

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After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid

High in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, a school that’s been without power for five months since Hurricane Maria has given up on the island’s utility. Classrooms at the SU Matrullas school in Orocovis are now entirely powered by solar panels and battery storage systems supplied by sonnen GmbH and local developer Pura Energia. 

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Mandalay Homes to build 3,000 Arizona homes with solar and sonnen batteries

German battery maker sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner with home builder Mandalay Homes to outfit 3,000 new Arizona homes with batteries to store the excess energy generated by their rooftop solar installations.

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sonnen: Changing The Way We Buy, Store, And Sell Electricity

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Blake Richetta, Vice President of Sales for sonnen – the residential energy storage company that began focusing on U.S. markets in 2015. Richetta, who was briefly Tesla’s North American Powerwall sales manager, has an extensive background in lighting controls (working for Lutron for over 15 years), and understands the automated home environment.

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