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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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sonnen to deliver 20,000 storage systems to newly-formed „Energy Alliance Italia”

Bergamo, October 23, 2017 – The newly-formed “Energy Alliance Italia” announced today an agreement to install 20,000 sonnenBatteries in Italy over the next 24 months. The alliance consists of the largest and most innovative installers across Italy, including Supersolar, Smile Energy, CDNE, Rex Energy and Sky NRG. 

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sonnen builds first sonnen city in the USA

A new city is being built in the US state of Arizona, where 3,000 homes will produce, store, and share their own power. In doing so, the German company has undertaken what is currently the biggest residential power storage project in the USA.

Wildpoldsried, 13 October 2017 – sonnen is installing its sonnenBatterie energy storage solution in 3,000 new homes in the US state of Arizona. This is part of the new concept by home builder and urban planner Mandalay Homes, which is building a new community in Prescott Valley in the US state of Arizona.

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sonnen appoints Jean-Baptiste Cornefert as new Managing Director of sonnen eServices

With Jean-Baptiste Cornefert, sonnen gains a manager with international experience and expertise in the decentralised energy business. Jean-Baptiste has been with the German utility E.ON before, where he was leading the Virtual Power Plant & Renewable Marketing business unit.

Wildpoldsried, 1. August 2017 – Jean-Baptiste Cornefert will take over as managing director of sonnen eServices, starting September 18, 2017. His responsibilities at sonnen will include the continued expansion of the sonnenCommunity and the development of innovative electricity services that connect clean decentralised energy.

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sonnen gives energy independence to apartment owners and renters and guarantees free electricity for 10 years

Even customers without their own photovoltaic system can take advantage of the benefits of a sonnenBatterie and the free electricity tariff sonnenFlat city that will be introduced in Germany. Apartment owners and renters can now enjoy free electricity for 10 years and gain independence from their energy provider, eliminating the uncertainty of future energy cost increases.

Wildpoldsried, 26 January 2017 – Until now, it was only possible for home owners to use a home energy storage unit that was connected to their own photovoltaic system or another off-grid energy source. However, members of the sonnenCommunity in Germany can now obtain, store and use free electricity from the community without needing to generate their own power.

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