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15.02.2019

Shell agrees to acquire sonnen, expanding its offering of residential smart energy storage and energy services

Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.

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05.12.2018

Households replacing power stations in Germany - sonnen is putting the largest virtual battery of its kind into operation creating the power grid of the future

For the first time, sonnen is providing balancing power for the energy market by means of residential energy storage systems networked across the whole of Germany. The sonnen virtual battery, which is now online, is currently the largest of its kind that is able to compensate for fluctuations in the power grid. As a result, German households are now in a position to take over all the tasks of conventional power stations.

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08.10.2018

sonnen Announces Winners of its 2018 “Brilliance Awards”

During recent appearances at the CEDIA Expo and Solar Power International show, sonnen honored key partners and integrators with first-ever sonnen Brilliance Awards, recognizing companies who share a commitment to providing a clean and reliable energy future for all.

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05.09.2018

sonnen Brings Renewable Energy and Home Automation Together, Launching Energy Automation with ecoLinx at the CEDIA Expo and Solar Power International

sonnen launches its ecoLinx product platform, the first to seamlessly integrate leading home automation systems with intelligent energy storage and solar panels

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12.07.2018

sonnen’s Adam Gentner named to Renewable Energy World’s First Solar 40 Under 40 Class

Gentner has led sonnen’s expansion into Latin America and played an instrumental role in furthering the del Sol Foundation’s humanitarian relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

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23.05.2018

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.”

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23.04.2018

sonnen Appoints Ani Backa as U.S. Director of Regulatory Strategy and Utility Initiatives

An expert in U.S. utilities and regulations, Ani Backa will further sonnen’s mission of using residential battery storage and the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform to support grid integration and enhance customer experience

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17.04.2018

sonnen Microgrid Brings Power, Shelter and Relief to a Farming Community in Puerto Rico

The eleventh humanitarian microgrid installed by sonnen provides immediate relief to Lares residents and creates a foundation for long-term revitalization in the wake of devastation by Hurricane Maria  

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05.04.2018

sonnen Brings Solar + Storage to Clinic in Puerto Rico to Provide Urgent Healthcare Services to Remote Community

The Utuado clinic is the site of the tenth humanitarian microgrid that sonnen has installed after Hurricane Maria completely wiped out power to one-hundred percent of area residents

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28.03.2018

Itron Collaborates with sonnen to Add Battery Storage to its Distributed Energy Management and Demand Response Solutions

To Help Utilities Better Manage Distributed Eenergy Resources (DER), Itron Integrates Leading Battery and Storage Technology

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03.11.2017

Mandaley Homes and sonnen Partner to Build "Clean Energy Communities" in Arizona, Establishing the Blueprint for the Electricity Grid of the Future

Nationally renowned innovator in energy efficient production home building, Mandalay Homes, teams up with sonnen, the global leader in smart residential energy storage systems, to launch a revolutionary carbon neutral sonnenCommunity USA

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17.07.2017

sonnen Names Brent Stayer as U.S. Vice President of Operations & Quality Control

Lutron Electronics quality engineering leader for award winning RadioRA2 and HomeWorks residential systems joins sonnen to lead operational efforts at new manufacturing and design facility in Atlanta.

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02.05.2017

Stabilizing the power grid with households: TenneT and sonnen are pioneering the networking of storage batteries with blockchain technology

  • TenneT is the first power grid operator to use decentralized residential storage batteries that are networked via blockchain to stabilize the power grid
  • Flexible use of storage batteries by sonnen is reducing emergency measures required to stabilize the network
  • After a successful pilot phase, blockchain technology can now be further expanded via an open source-based solution by IBM
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26.04.2017

Steffen Schneider becomes CFO of sonnen

Steffen Schneider, 45, is joining sonnen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) starting on July 1, 2017. Schneider was previously CFO of SFC Energy AG, a publicly listed provider of hybrid power solutions. He will be responsible for managing finance, investor relations, HR and IT for the global organization.

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15.02.2017

sonnen Increases Investment in Growing U.S. Energy Storage Market with sonnenBatterie Manufacturing and Innovation Facility in Atlanta, GA

The sonnen InnovationHub will combine manufacturing, R&D and product design teams in a centralized location for enhanced collaboration and innovation.

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13.02.2017

Fast Company Recognizes sonnen as Top Innovator in Energy Sector

sonnen earns fourth major industry recognition of the year, listed in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy

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02.02.2017

sonnen and HelioPower Install First eco 10 Smart Energy Storage System for Homeowners in Bonsall, Calif.

sonnenBatterie eco utilizes intelligent energy management software to store PV and manage household energy usage. It is easily extensible to meet any home’s needs.

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01.02.2017

EnergyHub and sonnen partner, bringing utilities enhanced resource management through integrated solution

BROOKLYN, NY – February 1, 2017 -- EnergyHub, the leading provider of connected device and distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for utilities, and sonnen Group, the global market leader in intelligent residential energy storage, announced today that they are integrating sonnen's energy storage systems with EnergyHub's Mercury software platform. 

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24.01.2017

sonnen earns two prestigious awards for continued excellence in clean technology global leadership

For the third year in a row, sonnen GmbH has been included in the Global Cleantech 100 list as a leading innovator in the cleantech industry. This year, sonnen also earned the "Continued Excellence Award" for being the most innovative company included on the list for three consecutive years. 

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17.01.2017

sonnen wins world-renowned Zayed Future Energy Prize

sonnen won the Zayed Future Energy Prize, one of the highest remunerated prizes for special innovations in the energy sector. sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann accepted the $1.5M prize at the opening of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. sonnen is the first energy storage company to receive the prize in the “Small and Medium Enterprise” category.

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06.12.2016

Former Tesla Powerwall Sales Manager takes over as SONNEN VP of Sales to ramp U.S. business

SONNEN, the market leader in intelligent residential energy storage, announced today that Blake Richetta, former North American Sales Manager for Tesla Energy, will head SONNEN’s growing expansion in the U.S. as Vice President of Sales. In sharp contrast to Tesla Energy, SONNEN is focused on distributing their smart home energy products through local and regional installation partners, while Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0 is expected to be sold in large part via the newly combined Tesla/Solarcity organization.

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15.11.2016

Deloitte appoints sonnen as one of the ten fastest growing technology companies in Germany

The sonnen Group, European market leader for intelligent energy storage systems, has been awarded the "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award" for the second time in a row. sonnen achieved a Top 10 placement in this year's ranking.

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19.10.2016

sonnen Provides Resiliency for New Affordable Zero Energy Housing Development in Rural Vermont

Sonnen celebrates a milestone today at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the McKnight Lane Affordable Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont, the first net-zero, low-income rental housing development in the country.

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17.10.2016

sonnen secures $85 million in growth capital and gains new partners in creating the future of energy

sonnen’s new financing enables the company to continue its dynamic growth and promote its vision of a clean, decentralized and connected energy future.

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13.10.2016

sonnen chosen for the MIT list of the 50 most innovative companies

Once a year, the renowned U.S. research institute the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) honors the most innovative companies in the world. The list of "50 Smartest Companies 2016" in the MIT Technology Review includes 50 companies that are known for their innovation and unique business models. Among them are the Who's Who of Silicon Valley from Google and Tesla to Amazon and Facebook.

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12.10.2016

AutoGrid and sonnen Partner to Accelerate the Adoption of Energy Storage

The integration of AutoGrid Flex™ with sonnenBatterie energy storage systems enables energy project developers to fully monetize the flexible capacity of distributed energy resources, maximizing project ROI. 

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06.06.2016

GE Ventures backs sonnen's mission to form utility of the future

GE Ventures joins sonnen’s mission to form the utility of the future. The venture arm of one of the world’s largest technology companies becomes an investor of sonnen Group, Europe’s largest manufacturer of residential lithium storage systems and operator of Europe’s first online energy sharing platform.

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12.05.2016

sonnen reports record demand for battery storage

sonnen, Europe’s largest manufacturer of lithium battery storage recorded a new quarterly sales record due to rapidly increasing demand. sonnen reached a new all-time high in the first three months of the year with worldwide sales of 2,600 units of its smart energy storage system, the sonnenBatterie. This represents an increase of over 100 percent compared to the previous quarter. 

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13.04.2016

sonnen is named as a Winner of 2016 Grid Edge Award for innovation

sonnen, the market leader in intelligent energy storage with over 10,000 installed sonnenBatterie systems, wins the 2016 Grid Edge Award for the capability to innovate distributed energy products that are impacting and disrupting the market.

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29.01.2016

sonnen speeds up presence of its smart energy storage system

sonnen, the European market leader for smart energy storage, is accelerating its presence in the U.S. market. While opening a new headquarters in Los Angeles it announces key solar and financing partnerships to deliver its energy storage system sonnenBatterie to customers.

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25.01.2016

sonnen is named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 and as Winner of the "Europe & Israel Company of the Year" Award for its sonnenBatterie

sonnen, who is the market leader for intelligent energy storage in Europe with almost 10,000 installed units of its sonnenBatterie, is the winner of the “Europe & Israel Company of the Year” Award and is once again in the Global Cleantech 100 list.

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17.12.2015

sonnen ships Its production units of smart battery storage system, sonnenBatterie, in the United States

One of the world’s top-selling battery storage systems is now available in the USA. In response to high demand, sonnenBatterie production is already operating at full capacity and will be further expanded in the future.

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25.11.2015

sonnenCommunity connects households and makes conventional electricity suppliers obsolete through self-gernerated power

sonnenBatterie presents the sonnenCommunity; members can generate their own power, store it and share surpluses online with friends or each other. The sonnenCommunity completely replaces traditional power companies and will soon be available to every household in Germany.

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12.07.2016

sonnen Announces Commercial Energy Storage Solution in Partnership with Ideal Power

July 11, 2016 (LOS ANGELES) - sonnen announces their expansion into the commercial and industrial energy storage market with the launch of the sonnenBatterie pro using Ideal Power’s highly efficient power conversion systems.  

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30.06.2016

Enbala Power Networks and sonnen Partner to Increase the Impact of Distributed Energy Resources

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – June 30, 2016 – Enbala Power Networks and sonnen, Inc. announce a strategic alliance that combines sonnen’s award-winning residential and commercial energy storage technology with Enbala’s industry-leading distributed energy resource management platform.