Intelligent energy storage company, sonnen, announced a significant investment in a new North American Innovation Center that combines the company’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product R&D in a single facility.
The sonnen InnovationHub is expected to begin production of sonnenBatterie products in the second quarter of 2017 in its new location in Atlanta, Georgia. By combining all U.S. product development and manufacturing capabilities under one roof, sonnen will be able to quickly ramp up production capacity, ultimately making energy storage more affordable for homeowners and utility customers.
“sonnen U.S. has experienced exponential sales growth over the past year, making the sonnen InnovationHub a smart investment to capitalize upon the immense potential of the North American energy storage market,” said Christoph Ostermann, sonnen Group CEO.
“We expect that linking our U.S. manufacturing and R&D teams in one facility will increase the rate of product innovation, and enable us to better adapt to the future needs of the high-growth U.S. energy storage market,” he added.
Globally, sonnen is building the future of energy by creating the smartest and most efficient smart energy management system. The company currently develops and manufactures the sonnenBatterie smart energy management systems in Germany, Atlanta, and California.
By installing a proven, intelligent network of over 16,000 battery storage systems, the company is leading the way in products and services that are changing the energy landscape. From back-up power and solar self-consumption for individual homes to the formation of a virtual clean-energy power plant through the aggregation of multiple systems, sonnen is increasing the resiliency of the utility grid and providing customers with an alternative to conventional power sources.
“The U.S. market represents significant opportunity for sonnen as we look to expand and encourage energy independence globally,” said Blake Richetta, VP of Sales for sonnen North America. “A large portion of [customers] are seeking smart storage and software capabilities for better efficiency and management of their renewable energy output.”
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