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Sonnen Announces Expansion into Commercial Energy Storage in Partnership with Ideal Power

September 12, 2016


Sonnen has announced 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.
The SonnenBatterie pro is part of Sonnen’s smart energy product suite and is an all-in-one smart energy management solution aimed at maximising energy savings for small businesses.

The pro incorporates Sonnen’s proven self-learning software, reducing electricity costs by shaving peak demand, utilising time-of-use electricity rates and helping solar-powered businesses to use more of their self-generated solar. It also enables participation in utility demand response programmes. Sonnen’s sophisticated self-learning and extensible software platform integrated into the pro additionally enables businesses to future-proof their facilities against rising energy costs and energy uncertainty.

“Sonnen’s smart energy management solutions are engineered with the best performing components, which is why we chose to integrate Ideal Power’s power conversion systems into the SonnenBatterie pro” said Boris von Bormann, CEO of Sonnen, Inc. “Businesses are a key market for Sonnen given the increasing amount of commercial solar installations and the growing cost of electricity. With the pro we are providing them with a reliable tool for understanding and better managing their facility’s energy usage both today and in the future.”

Ryan O’Keefe, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Ideal Power, added that Sonnen’s selection of the company’s award-winning system for their entry into the North American commercial market is further validation of the technology and that Ideal Power is looking forward to a fruitful partnership.

The fully integrated SonnenBatterie pro system includes the Ideal Power inverter, durable battery modules with a 10,000 cycle lifetime, and smart energy management. The SonnenBatterie pro is integrated with Ideal Power’s 30 kW Power Conversion System, which is based on their patented and award-winning Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA). Ideal Power’s power conversion systems are dramatically smaller, lighter, and easier to deploy compared to conventional systems and are ETL certified for UL1741 conformance. The modular SonnenBatterie pro scales from 18kW / 24 kWh up to 90kW / 240 kWh in a modular design and is available for shipping in late Q4 2016.

Sonnen’s existing products are currently installed in over 12,000 households globally and include the currently available SonnenBatterie eco, a robust residential smart energy management system that provides backup power, off-grid, solar self-consumption and time-of-use for smart homes. The recently released SonnenBatterie eco compact is Sonnen’s solar battery power product that provides greater solar self-consumption and time-of-use management.

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