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sonnen and the Eigenheimerverband Bayern e.V. initiate a collaboration for over 80,000 members

Wildpoldsried, 30th May 2018 - sonnen and the Bavarian Homeowners’ Association have initiated a collaboration for the members of the association. The more than 80,000 homeowners will now benefit from preferential prices when purchasing a sonnenBatterie. 

Worldwide, more than 30,000 households are already enjoying the benefits of private energy generation by means of a sonnenBatterie; the majority of these being homeowners. In Germany, using photovoltaic and power storage systems, homeowners are able to provide up to around 75% of their annual energy on a self-generated basis. In the sonnenCommunity, they can even connect with other members and share their energy. 

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sonnen Closes New €60 Million Financing Round and Adds Shell Ventures as New Investor

sonnen is pleased to announce the closing of its latest financing round of €60 million, led by Shell Ventures and significantly supported by all existing investors. The investment enables sonnen to expand its strategy of rapid international growth and to further enhance its pioneering position as the “utility of the future.” 

Wildpoldsried, May 23, 2018 - As a world leader in smart, residential solar storage solutions, sonnen will be able to leverage this financing to strengthen its lead and accelerate growth in markets such as the United States and Australia. 

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sonnen stores and trades regional green energy among connected households, alleviating bottlenecks in the power grid and offering digital proof of energy transactions via blockchain

sonnen makes use of excess green energy, which would otherwise be lost as a result of the curtailment of PV or wind power plants, making it possible to relieve common bottlenecks on the regional distribution networks. Each kilowatt-hour used for this will receive a digital fingerprint via blockchain.

Wildpoldsried, 3rd May 2018 - With the "Flex Platform", in Germany, sonnen is presenting a completely new approach, by which excess green energy can be utilized by a network of sonnenBatterie systems.

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sonnen is offering its own battery storage unit subsidies in Austria

Customers who have received written rejection for storage unit subsidies in Austria can contact sonnen or a regional specialist partner by 31 May 2018. Subsidies of up to 2,500 euros (gross) per sonnenBatterie are possible.

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Smart local grids with blockchain - sonnen is participating in the NEMoGrid project

sonnen is participating in the EU project NEMoGrid, which is testing the future energy trade between individual households via blockchain. 

Wildpoldsried, 14 March 2018 - sonnen is continuing to promote the use of blockchain technology in the energy sector and as part of its efforts is participating in the EU NEMoGrid project.

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sonnen forms strategic alliance for energy storage systems with the government of South Australia

The state of South Australia will subsidise the purchase of solar power and energy storage systems with over 100 million dollars. With sonnen as its technology partner, the project plans to establish the world’s largest virtual battery. sonnen will also invest in a new production facility in South Australia; for its part, the government will support the purchase of locally produced storage batteries. 

Wildpoldsried, February 27, 2018 – sonnen has reached an agreement with the government of the state of South Australia to build a production facility for storage batteries in Adelaide.

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